The New Zealand Institute of Architects has announced its annual Architecture Awards and there are some very fine buildings among them.
We celebrate the winners
We’re delighted that Guy Tarrant’s Point Chevalier ‘Courtyard’ house (top right) won the prestigious Sir Ian Athfield Award for Housing. The Auckland home, on a tight triangular site on a busy suburban road was runner-up in our 2017 Home of the Year awards and also won our Best City Home. Our Home of the Year – a small, thoughtful design by Christopher Beer (right, middle) for a young family in Cambridge – excelled in the NZIA announcements and was given a National Award. Gerrad Hall received an Alterations and Additions Award for his re-working of a house in Auckland’s Herne Bay (right, bottom), which grafted a pale concrete addition onto the back of a heritage villa. In Arrowtown, a corrugate-clad family home by Michael O’Sullivan of Bull O’Sullivan Architects (which featured in the June/July 2016 issue of HOME) won a National Award for Housing. Congratulations goes to Fearon Hay for two stunning projects: their own studio and associated retail in Parnell, Auckland, and the Bishop Selwyn Chapel, which deservingly won the John Scott Award for Public Architecture. Stevens Lawson’s Gateway Pavilion, which featured at Waiheke’s 2017 Sculpture on the Gulf, won in the Small Project category. The sculptural piece has been sold and will be permanently relocated on the island. Twenty five years on from being built, 151 Queen Street – a high-rise classic by Peddle Thorp Aitken and originally known as the Fay Richwhite Building – earned an Enduring Architecture award. It goes to show that late-80s mirror glass wasn’t all bad.
From top: Guy Tarrant’s ‘Courtyard’ house won the Sir Ian Athfield Award for Housing; our 2017 Home of the Year by Christopher Beer took out a National Award; Gerrad Hall was awarded for an addition to a heritage villa in Auckland.