2018 Festival of Architecture

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Amanda Kissling

New Zealand Architecture was celebrated across the country last week, as the annual New Zealand Institute of Architects Festival of Architecture shone a light on the industry.

Jasmax was proud to have team members involved in several of the week's events including Courtroom Brown performing at the festival opening.

Ockham Residential Lecture Series: He Reo Wāhine: Building Up from the Land - Elisapeta Heta chaired this discussion on what the future of our built environment needs to be: beautiful, inclusive, safe, equitable and providing a platform for generations to come– and seeking to empower the bold and fierce position of mana wahine.

What the bleep do Architects do? - Vanessa Coxhead and Sophie Hamer led the panel discussion, during which the role of the architect was discussed and debated.

World Park(ing) Day - An annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public places coincided with the Festival of Architecture this year. The collaborative Unitec and Jasmax team created ‘Secret Garden’ - a place to get any secrets off your chest, onto a colourful windmill, and watch the wind spin them… away.

Open Studio - Studios nationwide, including our Jasmax Wellington Office opened their doors to the public to give a glimpse of what it's like to work at an architectural practice.

Tūhono: of People and Place, Panel Discussion - Rameka Alexander-Tu’inukuafe from our Waka Māia team chaired the panel discussion to acknowledge the importance of recognising the role of tangata whenua within the Tauranga CBD, and how their position can be elevated as a key partner in future developments within the city.

Walking tour: Ngā Wai Hono – Jasmax team members from the recently completed Ngā Wai Hono building gave a walking tour of the new home of AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Read more about the building here.

Projectory - Vivienne Radcliffe from our Wellington Studio was part of a walking tour of the recently completed Transpower HQ fitout in central Wellington. ‘Projectory’, hosted by Micah Rickards, Guy Newton and Allistar Cox led attendees through 22 Boulcott Street, as well as the Transpower and Press Hall fit-outs.

To read more about the New Zealand Institute of Architects Festival of Architecture, click here.

Image Credits

  1. Joe Hockley
  2. Joe Hockley
  3. NZIA Wellington
  4. NZIA BoP
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