retail / architecture

The new Lambton Quay flagship store for Hallensteins and Glassons marked a complete departure from previous fit-outs, in that it is the first time that both brands have been housed within one space and it is the brands largest store so far at around 1336 square metres.

Several challenges were posed by the buildings historic status and requirement for a full seismic upgrade and extensive structural work which was carried out by Athfield Architects. Unfortunately this necessitated the loss of many of the interior’s historic features.

We tried to retain a semblance of the original century-old building within the new fit-out, adding brick, pressed metal ceilings and old wood to make the space look like it had simply been pared back to its original bones and letting the merchandise, VM and huge video walls speak for themselves. Images by Nick Servian.