Hotel Novotel, Auckland Airport


Design-Build-Care
The Square Bar, Hotel Novotel, Auckland International Airport

Demonstrates:

  • How cultural sensitivities can be incorporated into the Green Walls

  • Green Walls can improve indoor air quality by removing air pollutants and improving humidity levels from air-conditioning 

The Green Wall was intended to complement the Novotel’s distinctive New Zealand theme and act as a focus for the bar area. The 60m2 of vertical vegetation provides both visual interest and environmental benefits, creating a more comfortable environment to work and relax in.

In keeping with the hotel’s New Zealand theme our Green Wall features an array of native New Zealand flora. The Wall also has special significance to Tainui, who were a partner in the hotel’s development. Nestled within the wall is Winika cunninghamii - an epiphytic orchid. This orchid grew on a Totara, which was used to make the hull of a sacred waka belonging to Tainui people. They named the canoe Te Winika, after the orchid.