The conversion of an old warehouse into a modern commercial space resulted in the popular D72 offices in Auckland's inner city suburb of Mt Eden.
The 5400m2 of space centres around a spiral courtyard and its modern woven aluminium facade filters the bright light into the many offices on the two-story building. A series of repeating mansard rooflines creates clerestory windows to allow further light into the upper floor.
This unusual roofline created a challenge for maintenance teams needing to attend to gutters, roofs and windows and regular glass cleaning was difficult for servicemen. Temporary trade ladders had to be lifted onto the building each time and the large number of windows presented a danger for workers who could easily slip and fall through the glass.
Andrew’s Property Services (APS) approached us for a solution. The Monkey Toe team measured the site and designed a series of walkways and small ladders to allow quick and easy access across the building. Truck mounted cranes were used to lift the material to the roof from the back car park and the lightweight yet sturdy walkways were quickly installed.
A great collaboration between Monkey Toe and APS!