Geyser takes its inspiration from New Zealand’s thermally active geography.

It is New Zealand’s first 6 star design rated building using the national Green Star Certification.

Designed for Samson Corporation in Auckland’s Parnell, this multi-tenanted, mixed use development is the latest in a series of landmark urban developments centred around twin courtyards and pedestrian laneways.

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Geysers floor plates are divided into five sub-buildings set around a system of atriums, courtyards and pedestrian linkages. This maximises natural daylight penetration into, and exterior views out from office and retail spaces. Each sub-building is wrapped in a dynamic, semi reflective white twin walled facade which opens and closes in order to moderate the tenant’s thermal environment.

A large team of consultants collaborated on Geyser to design a technologically advanced and environmentally responsible development for Auckland City.

“Important factors for us are intelligent design, tenant desirability, quality of construction and minimized maintenance programmes, all of which Patterson designs have achieved.”
—Marco Creemers, General Manager, Samson Corporation


Auckland, 2012

New Zealand Green Building Council 6 Green Star Rating
Recipient of NZIA Resene New Zealand

Architecture Award – Commercial Architecture 2013

Recipient of NZIA Resene New Zealand Architecture
Award – Sustainable Architecture 2013

Recipient of Property Council New Zealand
Rider Levitt Bucknall Award of Excellence,
Best in Category 2013

Recipient of NZIA Resene
Colour Award 2012

Recipient of NZIA Resene Auckland
Architecture Award 2012