Arrow does well at NZIOB awards

The building is described by Arrow as ‘New Zealand’s first ever living building’
Te Uru Tuamatua is the Tuhoe iwi’s $15 million headquarters

Jeff Vivian, project manager for Arrow International, together with the late Ivan Mercep of Jasmax, scooped the GIB Supreme Award and the James Hardie Innovation Award at this year’s NZ Institute of Building Awards.

They received the award for their work on Te Uru Taumatua, Tuhoe’s new $15 million headquarters in Taneatua, near Whakatane.

The building is described by Arrow as “New Zealand’s first ever living building,” or the most environmentally and socially sustainable building.

It boasts world-firsts for its timber structure and seismic methodology, Arrow says.

Wherever possible local people, businesses and materials were employed, including using clay from two culturally significant sites for Tuhoe to make the earth-bricks used in the project; and wood sourced from the Te Ureweras.

Other awards include projects over $50 million to Bryce Marx of Fletcher Construction for his work on the $91 million ANZ Cenrtre in Albert St Auckland for client Precinct Properties.

Chris Goldsbury of Davis Langdon won the projects over $50 million highly commended award for the $58 million Taranaki District Health Board redevelopment.

Shane Beech of Hawkins won the projects $25-50 million award for the Newton Park flats housing project in Wellington with a value of $37.2 million. 

Arrow’s sustainability manager Samantha McGavock won a highly commended award under the Progressive Building Young achiever category for the same project.

Robb Noble, a project manager for Arrow also picked up a highly commended award in the Colorsteel $10-25 million category for his work on the IGC student accommodation project in Wellington. 

The $23.3 million project was tendered early with limited documentation and incorporated the refurbishment of three separate sites. 

Seven of the 26 finalists were from Arrow. 

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