1 The Metropolis is a 40 storey, 316 unit apartment development located on the city block bounded by High Street, Kitchener Street, and Courthouse Lane in downtown Auckland. The building features stunning views overlooking the harbour and city, providing modern, practical and well-appointed residential spaces—including a luxury 500 square metre apartment on the top floor. With both owner occupier and serviced apartment hotel rooms, it’s the tallest residential structure in New Zealand, and a very prominent feature of Auckland’s skyscape.
2 Entry to the hotel is through the historic Magistrates Courthouse building, which was completely refurbished to provide the lobby, restaurants and entertainment facilities for the hotel. Holmes Consulting’s engineering designs focused on delivering a robust and resilient structure, optimised to ensure buildability in the construction phase—and capitalise on economies through the intelligent use of materials
3 Working with a talented and focused project team, Metropolis was delivered ahead of the project timeline, and stands as a great example of collaboration between the architect, engineer and contractor.