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, 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 cafe set within its 80-year old industrial portals. The upper levels of this 1920s warehouse have been transformed into a flexible, modern conference/training facility with a variety of seminar spaces and breakout areas.