Wellington International Airport by Warren and Mahoney was designed as a southern extension to the main terminal building to accommodate the increased passenger numbers in and out of Wellington City. Some of the main design features of the building include the large scale custom laminated structural timber frames, fitted in a cross hatched style pattern and the vibrant custom designed carpet tile artworks featured throughout the building’s interior. Ontera in conjunction with Cato, a brand and design firm in Wellington developed a main carpet tile design which connects the overall buildings floor layout, which works seamlessly together with the carpet artwork features designed by well-known Wellington artists
The unique carpet tile artworks show different perspectives and interpretations of Wellington through the eyes of renowned local artists, Sam Broad, Timon Maxey, Rachael Gannaway and Catherine Griffiths. Ontera had the challenge of executing each artwork into a carpet tile design layout. Each artwork was split into multiple individual carpet tile designs in a grid format, similar to a jigsaw puzzle. Each individual section of the design was then technically prepared by our design team based in Sydney. The pieces were then carefully combined together to make up each larger artwork piece on installation.