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2012 New Zealand Architecture Awards

Under Pohutukawa by Herbst Architects Ltd
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.

“The standard of public and commercial projects was very high,” says Hugh Tennent, the convenor of the New Zealand Institute of Architects 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.”

Wynyard Quarter Urban Design Framework by Architectus
Wynyard Quarter Urban Design Framework by Architectus

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+

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

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

Te Wharewaka by architecture+
Te Wharewaka by architecture+

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

Studio for an Artist by Ashley Cox Architect
Studio for an Artist by Ashley Cox Architect

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

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

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

Remarkables Primary School by Babbage Consultants Limited
Remarkables Primary School by Babbage Consultants Limited

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

Owhanake Bay House by Strachan Group Architects
Owhanake Bay House by Strachan Group Architects

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

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

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

Novotel Auckland Airport by Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd
Novotel Auckland Airport by Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd
Cite:Alison Furuto. "2012 New Zealand Architecture Awards" 24 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/228868/2012-new-zealand-architecture-awards/>