Britomart shines in architect awards
The Britomart building has won top prize in a major New Zealand architecture award.
Five central Auckland projects were recognised in the New Zealand Institute of Architects Resene New Zealand Awards.
Top honours went to the Britomart building upgrade, carried out by Jasmax in association with Mario Madyay Architecture and Salmond Reed Architects. The former post office, built in 1912, was honoured in the heritage and conservation category.
Judge Richard Naish says the project was successful because the old and new elements of the building work so well together.
Auckland restaurant Clooney, by Fearon Hay Architects, was recognised in the hospitality and tourism category.
In the residential section judges were impressed with a Westmere property by Stevens Lawson Architects Ltd,a Ponsonby house by Patterson Associates Ltd and the Tarrant-Millar House in Grey Lynn, by Cook, Sargisson, Tarrant & Pirie.
Upgraded: The Britomart building has won a major New Zealand architecture award.