2012 New Zealand Architecture Awards

Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects Ltd

Twenty projects have been recognized in the 2012 New Zealand Architecture Awards. Proving that design quality is not governed by the size of buildings or type of work, winners in the country’s leading architectural awards program ranged from the Auckland Art Gallery to a Napier artist’s studio, from a chapel in an inner-city church to a café on the side of a mountain, and from an airport hotel to a lakeside school. The jury will select one project from among the New Zealand Architecture Award winners to receive the 2012 New Zealand Architecture Medal, the top award given in any year by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. That decision will be announced at the Awards function in Wellington on 25 May. More images and information on the winners after the break.

Wynyard Quarter Urban Design Framework by Architectus

“The standard of public and commercial projects was very high,” says Hugh Tennent, the convenor of the awards jury. “The Awards show that, despite the financial constraints we’re all facing, public bodies and private developers are commissioning high-quality buildings. It was also good to see that architects are finding ways to deliver great work in these tight times – as they should.”

Tutukaka Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects (Auckland) Ltd

Commercial Architecture:
ANVIL, Mt Eden, Auckland by Patterson Associates Limited
Knoll Ridge Café, Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu by Harris Butt Architecture Ltd
Novotel Auckland Airport by Warren and Mahoney Architects
Te Wharewaka, Wellington by architecture+

Te Wharewaka by architecture+

Heritage:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by FJMT + Archimedia architects in association
Government House Conservation, Wellington by Athfield Architects

Studio for an Artist by Ashley Cox Architect

Planning and Urban Design:
New Lynn Transit-Oriented Development, Auckland by Architectus and Architecture Brewer Davidson Limited in association
Wynyard Quarter Urban Design Framework, Auckland by Architectus

St Thomas' Chapel in St Matthew-in-the-City by Salmond Reed Architects

Public Architecture:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by FJMT + Archimedia architects in association
NMIT Arts and Media Building, Nelson by Irving Smith Jack Architects Ltd
Remarkables Primary School, Queenstown by Babbage Consultants Limited

Remarkables Primary School by Babbage Consultants Limited

Residential Architecture – Houses:
House for Five, Grey Lynn, Auckland by RTA Studio
Tutukaka Beach House, Northland by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects (Auckland) Ltd
Owhanake Bay House, Waiheke Island by Strachan Group Architects – SGA
Under Pohutukawa, Auckland by Herbst Architects Ltd

Owhanake Bay House by Strachan Group Architects

Small Project Architecture:
Mt Iron House, Wanaka by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Chin Architects Ltd
St Thomas’ Chapel in St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland by Salmond Reed Architects Limited
Studio for an Artist, Napier by Ashley Cox Architect

Otago Boys High School Redevelopment 1982 by McCoy and Wixon Architects Ltd

Sustainable Architecture:
MOTAT Aviation Display Hall, Westmere, Auckland by Studio Pacific Architecture

Novotel Auckland Airport by Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd

Enduring Architecture:
Lomas House, Hamilton by Peter Middleton
Otago Boys High School Redevelopment 1982, Dunedin by McCoy and Wixon Architects Ltd

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "2012 New Zealand Architecture Awards" 24 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=228868>