Top 2014 architects’ buildings named

The finalists in the New Zealand Architecture Awards are located from Rawhiti in the Bay of Islands to Wanaka in Central Otago.

Forty-six buildings, ranging from house alterations to a police station and from traffic interchanges to an art gallery, have been shortlisted in the awards programme that decides New Zealand’s top buildings. 

The finalists in the New Zealand Architecture Awards are located from Rawhiti in the Bay of Islands to Wanaka in Central Otago. They include new landmark buildings such as MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Auckland, the Treasury Research Centre and Archive in Thames, and the Isaac Theatre Royal and the Botanic Garden Visitors Centre in Christchurch.  

Other projects in the running for the awards include two new buildings at Iona College in Havelock North, a café in Napier, a cancer treatment facility in Tauranga, the Clyde Quay Wharf Apartments in Wellington, and a “concept store” in Shanghai.  

 “The range and quality of the projects on the shortlist is impressive and inspiring,” says the awards jury convenor, Auckland architect Pete Bossley.

 “It was tough enough deciding what to leave off the shortlist, and it won’t be easy choosing the buildings that will get an award.”

Nineteen of the shortlisted buildings are residential, 11 of them new houses and four of them alterations or additions. 

Four multi-unit residential developments are also on the shortlist – a welcome sign, Bossley says, that this type of much-needed building is getting design attention. 

Educational work also has a strong presence on the awards shortlist. Buildings at the University of Auckland, Manukau Institute of Technology, Avondale College and Saint Kentigern College, Auckland, Wintec in Hamilton and Iona College are finalists in the Awards education category. 

Another educational project, Deanwell School in Hamilton, is a contender for an Enduring Architecture Award, a category that acknowledges buildings that have given excellent service for at least 25 years. Other buildings shortlisted in this category are the Gibbs House in Auckland and Buck House, a celebrated home in Havelock North designed by the late Sir Ian Athfield. 

Heritage projects on the Awards shortlist include Lopdell House in Titirangi, Auckland, the Treasury Research Centre and Archive in Thames, the Stout Street Building in Wellington and the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. 

Six buildings in the public architecture category are Awards finalists. Two of the buildings are in Auckland – Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Titirangi, and Panmure Interchange. Other finalists in this category are the Kathleen Kilgour Centre, a radiotherapy unit in Tauranga; Rotorua Police Station; the Blyth Performing Arts Centre at Iona College; and Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.

Finalists in the awards commercial category are the Allendale Annexe, which is an addition to the historic Allendale House in Ponsonby, Auckland, and the Stranges and Glendenning Hill Building Replacement in Christchurch. 

In the hospitality and retail category the Mackelvie Street Shopping Precinct in Auckland and Monica Loves café in Napier have made the shortlist, while the finalists in the Small Project category are Te Kaitaka – ‘The Cloak’ at Auckland Airport, a studio at Lyttelton, and a public toilet at Brooklands Lagoon in Christchurch.

A finalist in the international category – the New Zealand China Concept Store in Shanghai designed for the Oravida company – completes the awards shortlist.  

The 2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards will be announced at a function at Te Papa, Wellington, on October 30. 

2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards – shortlisted projects by category

& location, practice, and photographer credits (if supplied)

 

Commercial Architecture

• Allendale Annexe (Auckland) by Salmond Reed Architects (photo: Simo• Devitt)

• Stranges and Glendenning Hill Building Replacement (Christchurch) by Sheppard and Rout (photo: Peter Cui – Choose Photography)

Education

• The University of Auckland Building 303 by Architectus (photo: Simo• Devitt)

• Avondale College by Jasmax (photo: Kenneth Li)

• MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange by Warren and Mahoney (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

• The MacFarlan Centre, Saint Kentigern College, Auckland, by RTA Studio (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

• Iona College Information Resource Centre, Havelock North, by Stevens Lawson Architects (photo: Mark Smith)

•  Wintec Engineering and Trades Facility, Hamilton, by Chow:Hill (photo: Mark Hamilton)

Enduring Architecture

• Deanwell School (1968), Hamilton by the South Auckland Education Board – Architectural Division

• Gibbs House (1985), Auckland by Mitchell & Stout Architects

• The Buck House (1980), Havelock North by Athfield Architects (photo: Euan 

Sarginson)

Heritage

• Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland by Mitchell & Stout Architects (photo: Sam Hartnett)

• Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch by Warren and Mahoney (photo: Stephen Goodenough)

• The Treasury Research Centre & Archive, Thames by Architectus (photo: Simon Devitt)

(Heritage, continued)

• 15 Stout Street, Wellington by Warren and Mahoney Architects (photo: Jason Mann)

Hospitality and Retail

• Mackelvie Street Shopping Precinct, Auckland by RTA Studio (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

n Monica Loves, Napier by Nott Architects (photo: Meredith Lord)

Housing

• Hekerua Bay House, Waiheke Island by Archimedia 

• Ostend Family Home, Waiheke Island by Bull O’Sullivan Architects (photo: Simon Devitt)

• Red House, Auckland by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects (photo: Simon Devitt)

• The Crossing Pakiri by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

• Castle Rock House, Northland by Herbst Architects (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

• Boatsheds, Auckland by Strachan Group Architects (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

• In-Situ House, Auckland by Stevens Lawson Architects (photo: Mark Smith)

• Rawhiti Bach, Northland by Studio of Pacific Architecture (photo: Simon Devitt)

• Rammed Earth House, Wanaka by Assembly Architects (photo: Simon Devitt)

• Emerald Bluffs House, Wanaka by RTA Studio (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

• 120 Oriental Parade House by Architecture Workshop (photo by Simon Devitt)

Housing – Alterations and Additions

• Clevedon Estate, Auckland by Herbst Architects

• ‘Sod the Villa’, Auckland by Malcolm Walker Architects (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

• Pt Chevalier Bungalow, Auckland by Megan Edwards Architects (photo: Patrick Reynolds)

• Clifton Hill House, Christchurch by Herriot + Melhuish: Architecture (photo: Russell Kleyn)

Housing – Multi Unit

• Squadron Lane Terraces, Auckland by Stevens Lawson Architects (photo: Mark Smith)

• Clyde Quay Wharf Apartments, Wellington by Athfield Architects (photo: Jason Mann)

• Altair, Wellington by Architecture+ (photo: Paul McCredie)

• Marshall Court Apartments for City Housing WCC, Wellington, by Designgroup Stapleton Elliott (photo: Paul McCredie) 

 

 

International Architecture 

• New Zealand China Concept Store, Shanghai by Patterson Associates

 

Public Architecture

• Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland by Mitchell & Stout Architects (photo: Simon Devitt)

• Panmure Interchange, Auckland by Opus Architecture

• Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre by Patterson Associates (photo: Emma Smales)

• The Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North by Stevens Lawson Architects (photo: Mark Smith)

• Rotorua Police Station by Leuschke Group and Vincent Chrisp & Partners 

(photo: Paul Ross Jones Photography)

• Kathleen Kilgour Centre, Tauranga by Wingate + Farquhar (photo: Simon Devitt)

Small Project Architecture

• Te Kaitaka - ‘The Cloak’, Auckland by Fearon Hay Architects (photo: Simon Wilson)

• Lyttelton Studio Retreat by Bull O’Sullivan Architects (photo: Simon Devitt)

• Brooklands Lagoon Public Toilet, Christchurch by Opus Architecture (photo: Charlotte Clements)