DFS Galleria

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About this Project

The work on this building was essentially divided into two parts: restoration and new work.

The building comprises 5,000sqm of commercial space in four levels and contains retail areas, a cafe, staff facilities and a bond store.

Working in association with Charles Sparks & Co of Chicago, Peddle Thorp were the principal architects responsible for co-ordination, documentation and all aspects of construction, including the building interior.

Special consideration was given to the integration of contemporary retailing requirements with the historical aspects of the building.

Awards Won

  • 1998 Red Award: Retail Design Award - NZ Shopfitters Association


Client AK & AM Customhouse Limited

Location Customs Street
New Zealand

Completion date October 1997



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Customhouse Facade

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Entry from Customs Street

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A major refurbishment of the old Auckland Customhouse in association with Charles Sparks, Architect for the interiors of D.F.S. duty free stores and Salmond Reed, Heritage Architects.
Brian Aitken
Registered Architect
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Retail Interior

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Heritage facade

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