05 Jul B:HIVE – Smales Farm latest development
Smales Farm is again at the forefront of creating highly productive work environments with the development of the Business Hive, or B:HIVE for short. On Auckland’s North Shore, the B:HIVE is New Zealand’s most future focused building incorporating leading edge landscaping into this 11,000 square metre, 5 level premium office space. (this paragraph can be intro)
Natural Habitats’ designers Mark Read and Shane Wiles have designed unique “green columns of plants” for its central atrium. These plants are wound around clusters of long cables reaching right up into the atrium. Each column will have hi tech grow lights interspersed among the columns to assist early growth for the plants. While indoor planting schemes will feature throughout the building, on the ground level outside an informal garden themed around a farmer’s market garden has been created. It’s mix of different spaces and even green houses have been created to inspire a relaxed social environment for office workers. Currently under construction, The B:HIVE project should wrap in February 2018.