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New Zealand Architecture Awards shortlist announced

News: 19 July 2016

The projects range in scale and type from garden rooms, small houses and a wellness retreat to a new school, a bus interchange and a factory, and are located all around the country, from the Bay of Islands to Glenorchy.

All of the shortlisted projects will be visited next month by a jury convened by Christchurch architect Jasper van der Lingen, and including Auckland architects Megan Edwards and Michael O’Sullivan and Melbourne architect Andrew Maynard.

The winners in the New Zealand Architecture Awards programme, which is organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects, will be announced at an event on Wellington on 11 November.

Jury convenor Jasper van der Lingen said the awards shortlist provides evidence that high quality work is being produced by New Zealand’s architects across the full spectrum of contemporary architecture.

“Private houses continue to be a strength of New Zealand architecture but it’s good to see that multi-unit housing is being designed to a high standard,” van der Lingen said.

“The jury is also looking forward to visiting projects that enhance the public realm, like the war memorial park in Wellington and the Light Path cycleway in Auckland.”

“It’s heartening, too, that a quarter of the projects on the shortlist are from the Canterbury region, which suggests that six years on from the earthquake Christchurch is reviving its strong architectural tradition.”

“And speaking of tradition,” van der Lingen said, “we’re pleased that several heritage buildings have made the shortlist, as have a number of houses in the Enduring Architecture. Endurance over time is a telling test of a building’s worth.”

2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards shortlist, organised by project category

Commercial Architecture
APL Factory, Hamilton, Jasmax
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Glenorchy, Tennent+Brown Architects
Duncan Cotterill Plaza, Christchurch, MAP (2014)
141 Cambridge Terrace/Lane Neave, Christchurch, Jasmax
The New Remarkables Base Amenities Building, Queenstown, Michael Wyatt Architect

Augusta Building, Auckland Grammar School, Architectus
St Cuthbert's College Centennial Centre for Wellbeing, Auckland, Architectus and Architecture HDT in association
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa, Wairoa, RTA Studio

Enduring Architecture
Awaroa Bach, Takaka, Athfield Architects
Elder House (1976), Wellington, Athfield Architects
Lush Family Home (1959), Remuera, Auckland, John Goldwater Architect
St Andrew's Church (1960), Le Bons Bay, Banks Peninsula, Hendry and Mitchener

College House – Replacement Dining Hall & Kitchen, Christchurch, Wilkie + Bruce Registered Architects
National War Memorial Projects, Wellington, Studio of Pacific Architecture
Toko Toru Tapu Church, Manutuke, Gisborne, Architects 44
Wellington Museum – The Attic, Athfield Architects

Hospitality and Retail
Fortieth & Hurstmere, Takapuna, Auckland, McKinney + Windeatt Architects

Bramasole, Waimauku, Auckland, Herbst Architects
Copper House, Queenstown, Anna-Marie Chin Architects
Craig House, Upper Hutt, Wellington, Craig & Coltart Architects
E-Type House, Grey Lynn, Auckland, RTA Studio
Fold House, Bay of Islands, Bossley Architects
Homebush, Christchurch, Athfield Architects
K Valley House, Thames, Herbst Architects
Number 5, Waiheke, Auckland, Architectus
Peka Peka House II, Kapiti Coast, Herriot + Melhuish: Architecture (HMA)
Remuera House, Auckland, Fearon Hay Architects
Scarborough House, Sumner, Christchurch, Athfield Architects
Scrubby Bay, Banks Peninsula, Patterson Associates
Seascape, Banks Peninsula, Patterson Associates
Tom’s House, Queenstown, Anna-Marie Chin Architects
Torea Studio, Tasman Bay, Nelson, Tennent+Brown Architects
Wanaka House, Lovell and O'Connell Architects

Housing – Alterations and Additions
Belmont Garden Room, Auckland, Mitchell & Stout Architects and Rachel Dodd in association
Palliser Road House, Wellington, John Mills Architects

Housing Multi-Unit
Mary Potter Apartments, St Albans, Christchurch, Warren and Mahoney Architects
Zavos Corner, Mt Victoria, Wellington, Parsonson Architects

Interior Architecture
NZ Funds, Wellington, James Fenton Architect
New Zealand Post House, Wellington, Jasmax

Planning and Urban Design
Canada Street Bridge, Auckland, Monk MacKenzie and Novare Design in association
#LightPathAKL, Auckland, Monk MacKenzie and LandLAB in association
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, Athfield Architects and Wraight and Associates jointly trading as Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture

Public Architecture
Christchurch Bus Interchange/Whakawhitinga Pahi, Architectus
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, Athfield Architects and Wraight and Associates jointly trading as Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture
Te Pataka Korero o Te Hau Kapua – Devonport Library, Auckland, Athfield Architects

Aerial view of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, courtesy of the Memorial Park Alliance.

Small Project Architecture
Olive Grove, Banks Peninsula, Patterson Associates
Studio & Garden Room – Peters House, Pakuranga, Auckland, Lynda Simmons – Architect

Updated on 20th July 2016