Transpower The Wire, Wellington


Transpower NZ


Ground floor, 96 The Terrace, Wellington

Completion Date

April 2013


  • Electrical Services
  • Specialist Lighting
  • Hydraulic Services
  • Mechanical Services
  • Fire Protection Services

Project Description

  • Unique staff collaboration space that would inspire staff to stay on-site rather than heading off to the other cafes dotted along The Terrace;
  • The name of the space “The Wire” was inspired by the core product that Transpower use to transmit electricity and the effect of coffee on one’s body i.e to be wired. “The Wire” was designed using specific found objects from the National Grid infrastructure including insulators, cable drum, isolators and recycled hardwood lamp poles;
  • As part of the project the reception was relocated down to the ground floor lobby and speed gates were installed to allow staff to move through the building without the need for security cards;
  • 500sqm floor area;
  • This project won an Award of Commendation from the Illumination Engineering Society of New Zealand;