Kinloch castle’s top architecture prize
Asked to re-imagine a Scottish castle in the 21st century, architect Andrew Patterson came up with the Kinloch Club lodge.
The enormous schist building which overlooks the Kinloch Club golf course has now won Patterson the industry’s top commercial architecture award at the New Zealand Architecture Awards.
The Kinloch Club lodge caters for high-end clients and rates for the club start at $1910 per night in December,
In late 2015, a stay at the lodge was a prize for Emmy award winners. In 2016, it was a prize in the largest Las Vegas charity poker game, run by Hollywood actor Ben Affleck.
Upon arrival, visitors cross a gangway entrance to the lush central courtyard. The courtyard features an outdoor fireplace and a reflecting pool.
The lodge’s main room has plenty of lush textures incorporated into the interior, such as velvet, fox fur, brass and copper. The dining room is whitewashed, light and airy.
Patterson’s recent portfolio includes the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens’ Visitor Centre and the Geyser Building in Auckland. Other notable projects include the Hills Clubhouse in Queenstown, the Cumulus office building and waterfront Stratis apartments in Auckland.
Patterson also received the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal. The institute’s highest personal honour recognises outstanding career achievement and is only awarded to one architect each year.
Institute of Architects’ president Christina van Bohemen said Patterson deserved the honour.
‘‘He has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in New Zealand architecture, and his work is often surprising and always arresting.’’
Awards judge Louise Wright said the award-winners set a high benchmark for architectural achievement.
‘‘I think New Zealanders have increasingly high expectations of the buildings in which they live, work and study, and the cities they inhabit, and rightly so.
‘‘The quality of the built environment makes a real difference to people’s lives, and it is up to architects, and everyone in the building industry, to make the most of every construction opportunity.’’
The Kinloch Club lodge’s lounge, with slate floors and lush wool rugs.
The Kinloch Club lodge has won a top commercial architecture awards.