Architect: Avery Associates Team Architects and Location Group
The EMA Building (Employers and Manufacturers Association) now has a
striking new head office and conference facility on a prominent site on
Auckland’s Khyber Pass Road.
It was planned in four discrete stages to maintain a functional
working environment for the EMA during the construction process. It involved
the demolition of seven buildings, creative rework of a 1920’s industrial building,
A partial refurbishment of the existing former EMA offices and a new four-level
head office. The new EMA Business Hub building creates a gateway into the site
via a two storey void. This leads onto a public semi-enclosed courtyard with the
Business Perk café set within its 80-year old industrial portals. The upper levels
of this 1920’s warehouse have been transformed into a flexible, modern conference
/training facility with a variety of seminar spaces and breakout areas.