Cooke Howlison BMW, Dunedin
"Attention grabbing. Dynamic forms and good site rationale allow excellent public exposure and clear presentation to display whether up close or from a passing vehicle."
– NZIA Awards Jury Citation
The Showroom and Workshop building for BMW Dunedin has been simply shaped by a glazed wall sloping out towards the street, beneath a roof which also slopes away on two angles. Raised above the footpath level, this simplest of buildings is poised and gives dramatic effect to the street and the display of vehicles.
The devices employed, demonstrate how with careful thought a building can embody style and efficiency. This contemporary piece of architecture, which uses construction systems of steel and glass, has a refinement that also reflects the mantras of BMW.
The architectural style of this building has emanated from a strong analysis of the site and brief.
Cooke Howlison Ltd
2004 Local Award for Architecture