How Auckland International Airport’s Departure Experience redesign draws from the past, while adapting to the future
Auckland Airport’s International Departure Experience redesign hopes to build for the passenger journey, represent our cultural identity, and become a blueprint for modern airport design. The project was completed in November and has been fronted by architecture firms Jasmax and Gensler. It has doubled the size of the retail and dwell component tied together by the overarching design narrative: a journey from sea to the sky. Findlay Buchanan chats about the new design with Jasmax architect and principal Nick Moyes, Gensler senior associate architect John MacKenzie and the artist behind the mana whenua narratives, Johnson Witehira.
And just like that, it’s all winding up. Stand-out shows from Wednesday evening, Thursday and Friday have included Stolen Girlfriends Club’s party atmosphere at Avondale Racecourse, the Resene Designer Runway, Miromoda, and Zambesi’s retrospective 40th anniversary show at the Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero.
Cactus Outdoor was the first outdoor apparel brand to have a website in 1995 and has been selling its gear online since then. In July this year, Cactus Outdoor bought out their manufacturer Albion Cactus Outdoor, bringing hope to the local apparel manufacturing industry. We talk to Ben Kepes, director of Cactus about the challenges faced with producing NZ-made apparel.