High­lights from the 2017 New Zealand Ar­chi­tec­ture Awards.

Pre­sent­ing the win­ners of the 2017 New Zealand Ar­chi­tec­ture Awards.

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Ev­ery year the New Zealand In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects (NZIA) sends a jury around the coun­try to visit new works of ar­chi­tec­ture with the goal of choos­ing the best of the best for the 2017 New Zealand Ar­chi­tec­ture Awards. As usual, this year’s win­ners are an in­spi­ra­tional pa­rade – although it would have been good to see some multi-unit hous­ing projects among the line-up. We’ll start with the big win­ners – the ‘named’ awards, as the NZIA calls them – and then visit some high­lights of the rest.

Sir Miles War­ren Award for Com­mer­cial Ar­chi­tec­ture 1.

The Lodge at Kin­loch Club by Pat­ter­son As­so­ciates ——— It’s a big year for the team at Pat­ter­sons, with founder An­drew Pat­ter­son pick­ing up the

NZIA Gold Medal for life­time achieve­ment, and this project near Lake Taupoˉ tak­ing out the supreme award for com­mer­cial ar­chi­tec­ture. The judges praised the build­ing for the el­e­gant way its mass is de­signed, the ar­range­ment of win­dows and se­lec­tion of views, as well as the over­all at­mos­phere it of­fers its guests. Photographed by Si­mon De­vitt

Ted Mccoy Award for Ed­u­ca­tion 2.

Te Whare­hou o Waikare­moana by Ten­nent Brown Ar­chi­tects ——— Wellington firm Ten­nent Brown picked up this prize for their work cre­at­ing a new ed­u­ca­tion and vis­i­tor cen­tre at Lake Waikare­moana for Ngaiˉ Tuhoe.ˉ The judges ad­mired the holis­tic, col­lab­o­ra­tive process that cre­ated the build­ing, as well as its com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able prin­ci­ples and the way it sits so beau­ti­fully in a spec­tac­u­lar land­scape. Photographed by Andy Spain

Sir Ian Ath­field Award for Hous­ing 3.

Court­yard House, Point Che­va­lier by Guy Tar­rant Ar­chi­tects ——— This house – de­signed by Guy Tar­rant for him­self and his fam­ily, and a fi­nal­ist in HOME mag­a­zine’s 2017 Home of the Year – caught the eye of the judges for the way it gen­tly bucks sub­ur­ban con­ven­tion, with a brick wall, clerestory win­dow and gar­den to the street, and the house it­self ar­ranged around a court­yard with a pool. Photographed by Pa­trick Reynolds

John Scott Award for Pub­lic Ar­chi­tec­ture 4.

Bishop Sel­wyn Chapel by Fearon Hay Ar­chi­tects ——— We’ve fea­tured this beau­ti­ful project in Par­nell on our pages be­fore, so it’s a plea­sure to see it gain na­tional recog­ni­tion. Take the time to visit it your­self, round the back of the Holy Trin­ity Cathe­dral. It’s pure tran­quil­ity ren­dered in ar­chi­tec­tural form. Photographed by Pa­trick Reynolds

Com­mer­cial Ar­chi­tec­ture 5.

Aus­tralis Nathan by Ped­dle Thorp ——— An­other well thought-through re­fur­bish­ment, this Brit­o­mart project was praised for the way the ar­chi­tects opened ac­cess to both sides of the build­ing, and for the “his­tori­cist whimsy” of the sgraf­fito treat­ment on the ex­te­rior at right. Photographed by Pa­trick Reynolds


Ma­son Bros by War­ren & Ma­honey ——— This Wyn­yard Quar­ter ware­house now has an ex­cit­ing new life thanks to War­ren & Ma­honey, who also have their of­fices in the sus­pended, re­flec­tive box in­side the re­fur­bished build­ing. The pub­lic can ac­cess the build­ing’s gen­er­ous in­ter­nal laneway dur­ing of­fice hours, so we urge you to stroll by for a look. Photographed by Dawid Wis­niewski


Kauri Tim­ber Build­ing by Fearon Hay Ar­chi­tects ——— This Fan­shawe Street build­ing com­bines a re­fur­bish­ment of an ex­ist­ing build­ing and a new struc­ture on what was once Auck­land’s shore­line. The NZIA jury praised the project for its sen­si­tive han­dling of the 19th cen­tury build­ing, and the ex­te­rior treat­ment of the taller new ad­di­tion. Photographed by Pa­trick Reynolds

En­dur­ing Ar­chi­tec­ture 8.

151 Queen Street (1992) by Ped­dle Thorp Aitken ——— Each year, the NZIA jury recog­nises projects whose ar­chi­tec­tural qual­i­ties still shine through af­ter more than 25 years. This

29-storey Queen Street icon was praised for its slen­der grace, gen­er­ous floor plans and how its of-its-time beauty still hasn’t faded. Photographed by Pa­trick Reynolds

Small Project Ar­chi­tec­ture 9.

Wai­heke Gate­way Pav­il­ion by Stevens Law­son Ar­chi­tects ——— De­signed first (but never re­alised be­cause of fund­ing is­sues) for the Venice Ar­chi­tec­ture Bi­en­nale, this beau­ti­ful struc­ture fi­nally found a home (and a place on the cover of our first is­sue of 2017) as the gate­way for Wai­heke Is­land’s Sculp­ture on the Gulf, where its warped wharenui gable framed a beau­ti­ful view of Ran­gi­toto. It’s now been re­assem­bled on the prop­erty of the gen­er­ous folk who funded its cre­ation. Photographed by Mark Smith

Hos­pi­tal­ity 10.

Le­sieli Tonga Au­di­to­rium by Bull O’sul­li­van Ar­chi­tec­ture ——— This Man­gereˉ build­ing is one of our favourites of late, and starred in our pages ear­lier this year. It’s a com­mu­nity funded project where a tight bud­get and time­frame didn’t dim the ar­chi­tec­tural am­bi­tion. The frangi­pani-pat­terned ceil­ing sits beau­ti­fully above a space that can hold 1500 peo­ple for feasts and fes­tiv­i­ties. Photographed by Pa­trick Reynolds

In­te­ri­ors 11.

Fara­day Street Stu­dio by Fearon Hay Ar­chi­tects ——— Fearon Hay Ar­chi­tects led a re­de­vel­op­ment of these 1940s Fara­day Street ware­houses in Par­nell that hand­ily in­cluded room for their own of­fices. The jury praised the apart­ment loft ef­fect of the spa­ces, and the way the build­ing’s orig­i­nal trusses were left ex­posed to cre­ate a sense of “tough lux­ury”. Photographed by Stu­dio Weir

SGA Stu­dio and Work­shops by Stra­chan Group Ar­chi­tects ——— This ar­chi­tec­tural stu­dio in Morn­ing­side fea­tures a work­shop down­stairs, and a warm, well-lit shared of­fice space above. The jury also ad­mired the project’s com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able prin­ci­ples, use of pre­fab­ri­ca­tion, and re­strained ma­te­rial palette. Photographed by Si­mon De­vitt

See more of the NZIA win­ners on paper­boy. co.nz.

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