Shed 4, a $1.2m development by the Tasman District Council, won Design Windows Nelson a commercial category award in the Window Association of New Zealand annual competition.
Specially detailed products from the Altherm product range were used in New Denim Blue powder coat to fit in with the blue corrugated iron and natural Cedar cladding of the building. Windows and doors drawn from commercial shopfront profiles, the Magnum door range and 40mm window series were among the products used, with entry door access designed to ensure a flush floor level for visitors entering the building's retail outlets.
Thousands of visitors poured into the wharf precinct at the mouth of the Waimea estuary during the summer holidays, putting the seal on the location's reputation as one of the major tourist hubs in the Nelson Marlborough region.
The Shed 4 development was designed by Gowans Walters & Associates, of Richmond, with a roofline that referenced the rolling waves of the sea and projects a wide, full length eave for shade and weather protection.
The builder was Gibbons Construction Ltd, of Nelson.