NZIA Local Branch Awards 2018

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Heidi North

The 2018 NZIA Local Architecture Awards are in progress, with eight branch ceremonies nationwide celebrating the top projects and developments that are shaping our cities, towns and communities across New Zealand.

With the Auckland and Wellington Local Branch Award results now announced, we’re delighted to congratulate three of our projects that have been announced as winners.

Transpower - Interior Architecture Winner at the 2018 NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards.

“An ‘agile’ desk policy from the top down has transformed a once hierarchical workplace into open-plan arrangement of flexible seating arrangements. Use of readily recognisable Transpower ‘furniture’ – including cable drums and isolators – has given a clear and familiar identity to the interior, and the client happily notes that the design has successfully aided the company’s transition to a new way of working.” Judges comment.

The Foundries – Housing, Multi-Unit Winner, in association with Hunter Hindmarsh at the 2018 NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards.

“This is a handsome solution to urban residential intensification on a mixed-use site located next to the motorway. The interior spaces are beautifully proportioned and finely detailed, while the pitched-ceilings of the upper floor bedrooms are lofty and generous.” Judges comment.

GridAKL Innovation; 5A and Mason Brothers – Interior Architecture Winner at the 2018 NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards.

“Jasmax’s co-working initiative for ATEED, which involved the interior fit out of GridAKL Innovation and the Mason Bros Building, was driven by a client with a vision of nurturing emergent businesses in a distinctly non-corporate environment. The success of the co-working spaces and laneways within the Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct are the result of a design that carefully orchestrates the distribution of generously proportioned shared amenities. The vibrant environment promotes inter-business interactions while acknowledging the site’s industrial and nautical origins.” Judges comment.

We would also like to congratulate Jasmax Principal Architect Nick Moyes on his appointment as a fellow of the NZIA at the 2018 NZIA Auckland Awards. The fellowship acknowledges Nick’s substantial career, his commitment to sustainable design and his services for the betterment of the industry. Nick’s talent for leading large-scale, complex projects in the commercial, aviation and retail/hospitality sectors, have seen him deliver award-winning projects both here and internationally.

We look forward to the remaining awards announcements. The winning projects will now enter the National round of the 2018 awards.

See coverage of the Wellington awards in the Dominion Post here.

See coverage for the Auckland awards on Stuff here.

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