Commercial Architecture / Fire Engineering

Factory Showroom, Great South Road

The brief was to design a medium-sized industrial building sited on the prominent Great South Road corner that also showcases all the latest APL window solutions in the showroom.
Project Snapshot
Year Completed: 2019
Location: 894 Great South Road, Penrose
Professional Service/s: Resource Consent, Building Consent, Fire Engineering, Passive Fire Design, Emergency Lighting Design.
Size: 2170m2


The site as presented was a gentle flat ground with two separate titles of land which united to form the industrial building. The industrial building itself had a 2,170m² floor area that accommodated showroom, office, storage and manufacturing factory for manufacturing the APL’s windows, doors and hardware.


Our primary responsibility was to showcase the latest innovation and technology of APL’s windows, doors and hardware onto the external faces of the building, as well as, the aluminium louvre system attached to the glazing facade. The glazed southern and western façade provide balanced natural light to the double-storey-height showroom. The natural light-filled in the showroom will be reflected deeper into the office spaces.

In Detail

The quality of spaces was generous and flexible, allowing future adaption, and expressing the unique qualities of APL, as well as demonstrating the company’s continual commitment to push the limits of window and door technology to make tomorrow’s visionary buildings a reality.


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THE DESIGNFIRE team of various expertise helped us to complete our Complex commercial building, involving multi-tenancy occupancy.
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