Wellington Airways Control Tower opens

The new Airways Control Tower at Wellington Airport has ‘gone-live’ in Rongotai.

Standing around 32m tall and appearing to lean into the prevailing northerly wind it alludes to resilience in the prevailing site conditions close to Wellington’s south coast.

This leaning structure acts as a marker building on the western edge of the airfield precinct, with the base-isolated IL4 structure featuring a tsunami resistant construction that offers significant resilience for Airways and their operational requirements. Around 1100m2 of floor area is arranged over nine occupied floors, with the cab having uninterrupted views of the runway across to the terminal buildings.

Studio Pacific Architecture worked with Designgroup PMA, Holmes Consulting, BECA, Mott McDonald and Hawkins Construction among others to deliver the building for Airways New Zealand.

© Julian Butler Photography

© Julian Butler Photography