The Hundertwasser Art Centre is possibly the most uniquely complex build ever in the history of New Zealand. Imagine a building that has no two things the same. Not a single window the same, not a balustrade, not even a tile. Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery is an amazing journey that took 30 years and what’s been achieved by the construction team and the community of Whangārei is truly exceptional. Today Ryan Castle and Darrell Trigg, owner of Trigg Construction, discuss this incredible project and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Clients old and new have been asking us what’s up with skyrocketing construction costs and where we think things will head – up, down or stay much the same. Like you, we don’t have a crystal ball so we can’t see with any certainty where things will go. So, we asked Jeremy Blake, Associate Director – Quantity Surveying at Hampton Jones for his expert opinion. Here’s what he had to say.