Tāmaki Makaurau

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 centered around twin courtyards and pedestrian laneways.

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 façade 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



New Zealand Green Building Council 6 Green Star Rating

NZIA Resene Commercial Architecture Award, 2013

NZIA Resene Sustainable Architecture Award, 2013

Property Council New Zealand Rider Levitt Bucknall Award of Excellence, 2013

NZIA Resene Colour Award, 2012

NZIA Resene Architecture Award, 2012


Simon Devitt