And the light continues to shine…..

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Sarah Rothwell

Congratulations to the project teams who were successful at this year’s Property Council New Zealand (PCNZ) Awards!

At this year’s awards, Jasmax were represented by eight projects, of which Jasmax were either lead designers or had worked in association with others to deliver them. Between these projects, we received 12 awards at the prize-giving Gala on Friday 6 June.

ASB North Wharf, a BVN Donovan Hill project designed in association with Jasmax, received ‘best of the best’, the 2014 PCNZ Supreme Award; the project’s second major industry accolade following its NZIA 2014 Architecture Medal last month. In addition to the top accolade, the Auckland waterfront project also received Best in Category for the Commercial Property Award and a merit for its sustainable design in the Green Building Property Award.

The judges remarked, “Everything about this building was impressive. The attention to detail, the co-operation of all stakeholders, the leading edge engineering features incorporated, the commitment to sustainability and the delivery of a very complex project providing quality office accommodation for the ASB’s head office.”

The culturally pivotal and sustainable-revolutionary Te Uru Taumatua also picked up two Best in Category awards in the Special Purpose and Green Building Property Awards. As New Zealand’s most advanced sustainable building to date, these accolades are recognition for Tūhoe’s commitment to aligning their new headquarters to the stringent Living Building Challenge, and a fitting final farewell for Jasmax lead architect Ivan Mercep, who passed away earlier this year.

Other wins for Jasmax at the awards evening included AUT’s multi-award winning Sir Paul Reeves Building, which received an Excellence in the Education & Arts Property category; its tenth award win since completion in 2013.

Merits were received for the following projects in a range of sectors:

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