Materiality exposed and accentuated

Once the main entrance to the Post Office for over 70 years, this corner tenancy of the Central Post Office in Napier is now home to a thriving café, and part of Napier’s vibrant café culture. The adaptive reuse of the space has seen extensive fenestration added along the Dickens Street elevation, allowing visual transparency into the space. A new slab at grade was installed on Hastings Street. Services are exposed and the original shell materiality exposed and accentuated.

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