Case Study

BIMSafe NZ Case Study

The Case study Project is the new ACC Building in Dunedin,  designed by Warren and Mahoney for Ngai-Tahu Property and the ACC Investment Fund

This project goes to tender in November 2021, with construction anticipated to start in March 2022

The design of the new Ngāi Tahu property building Ōtepoti was created within a collaborative co-design process undertaken by the Aukaha-Mana ahurea team-representing mana whenua and architects Warren and Mahoney.

Kāi tahu scholar Megan Potiki initiated the response with a rich cultural narrative and impeccable research on the site. Kāi tahu artist and Mana ahurea designer Kirsten Parkinson then led the design team response with a strong creative vision and deep understanding of Kāi tahu visual culture.

Months of co-design activated a design rich in ancient story, grounded with respect for the natural world and representative of a heritage building for the future of Ōtepoti-Dunedin.

Read about the Ngāi Tahu Developments AACC Ōtepoti Project




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The Building features 9000 square meters of office space over three levels. The site is sloping and an irregular shape, creating challenges for both the design team and the contractors on site.

The BIMsafe NZ Project will engage with the design team, engineers, civil and main contractor, sub-contractors and workers to trial the BIMSafe NZ Guidelines in a real life setting.

The case study will provide feedback to the guideline author team before a final version is published in 2024.

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