Category: architecture



Studio Gascoigne prepared the full design concept for Westfield’s refurbishment and extension of their 277 Flagship shopping centre.

This will be New Zealand’s only ‘Black Label’ mall, featuring a very high level of design, fitout and customer services. We worked closely on this project with Westfield’s in-house design department and then prepared the overall retail concept, interior design and light design.

The detailed design of the construction works has been handled by Westfield’s own architectural team in Sydney. This project has not yet been built.



The iconic Hotel De Brett was been stylishly re-interpreted into a 25-room boutique hotel, with every room individually designed and complimented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography.

Studio Gascoigne collaborated on the interior spaces with Martin Hughes Interior Architects, the concept with the client and Mitchinson Simiona Architects, who completed the overall project and documentation and structural design while we handled interiors, lighting, the atrium space and the upgrade of the ground floor to suit the needs of boutique retail tenants.

Hotel De Brett won the 2009 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award (Heritage Category), Bronze at the 2009 DINZ Best Awards in the Hospitality category and was Division Winner at the 2010 NZRIA RED Awards. The hotel also made it onto the WAN Retail Interiors Award ‘long list’ in the Hotel category. Images by Alistair Guthrie and sketches by Wallace Ong.



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.




Commissioned by the Dunedin City Council, Wall Street replaced a vacant Decca store spanning 3 streets, including Dunedin’s main road George Street, to link two existing malls and create an enclosed pedestrian shopping street.

The development was deliberately broken into 3 distinct buildings in keeping with the scale and finishes of surrounding architecture.

Studio Gascoigne were chosen to head the design team carrying out the overall design concept, interior, lighting and retail design, collaborating on the concept with Parker Warburton Team Architecture who provided detailed design documentation and site co-ordination.

Wall St won Silver at the DINZ Best Awards (Built Environments) 2009 and an Award of Excellence at the IESANZ Lighting Awards. Images by Patrick Reynolds.