NZ buildings on global shortlist of world’s best

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Centre
ASB North Wharf
Emerald Bluffs house
OffSET Shed House
The regional terminal at Christchurch

Seven New Zealand buildings have been shortlisted in the 2014 World Architecture Festival, which will be held in Singapore from October 1-3. 

New Zealand projects in the finals of the prestigious event are: ASB North Wharf, Auckland, by BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax; Te Kaitaka, a showcase building at Auckland Airport, and Dune House at Orewa, both designed by Fearon Hay Architects; offSET Shed House, Gisborne, by Irving Smith Jack Architects; Christchurch Botanic Gardens, by Patterson Associates; the Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport, by BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax; and Emerald Bluffs House, Wanaka, by RTA Studio.

New Zealand Institute of Architects spokesman John Walsh says New Zealand architecture firms have established a strong record in the World Architectural Festival. 

“Several of the local practices on this year’s shortlist have made it to the finals of previous World Architecture Festivals, and one – RTA Studio – has made the shortlist six times.”

“These are significant achievements, given that the festival attracts hundreds of entries, many of them from large, multi-national practices based in Europe, Asia and North America.”

“Residential design has always been a strength of our architecture and several New Zealand houses are on this year’s World Architecture Festival shortlist. It’s also pleasing to note that other types of our buildings are winning international recognition.” 

Mr Walsh says the shortlisted New Zealand buildings have a hard act to follow.  At last year’s World Architecture Festival, the Auckland Art Gallery extension, designed by FJMT and Archimedia, took out the top award – the World Building of the Year. 

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about My Tags

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7850 0.0000 0.00%
AUD 0.8924 0.0000 0.00%
EUR 0.6196 0.0000 0.00%
GBP 0.4880 0.0000 0.00%
HKD 6.0917 0.0000 0.00%
JPY 84.8970 0.0000 0.00%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1231.3 -0.710 2014-10-24T00:
Oil Brent 86.1 -0.510 2014-10-24T00:
Oil Nymex 81.0 -1.020 2014-10-24T00:
Silver Index 17.1 0.024 2014-10-24T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5292.8 5344.4 5341.7 -0.15%
NASDAQ 4459.5 4486.3 4452.8 0.69%
DAX 9008.6 9044.9 9047.3 -0.66%
DJI 16677.0 16811.7 16677.9 0.76%
FTSE 6419.1 6419.1 6419.1 -0.47%
HKSE 23311.9 23352.6 23333.2 -0.13%
NI225 15354.4 15377.0 15139.0 1.01%