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schmidt hammer lassen Reveal Chirstchurch's New Central Library

schmidt hammer lassen architects, together with New Zealand-based Architectus, has unveiled plans for Chirstchurch's New Central Library (NCL). An "anchor project" for the city's 2010 and 2011 earthquake Recovery Plan, the new 12,000-meter library will built by 2018 on the northern edge of Cathedral Square – Christchurch´s key civic space defined by Christchurch’s Cathedral.

It is hoped that the NCL will become an important gathering space within the city, offering easy access to digital technologies and local heritage collections, as well as exhibition and performance space, a learning center, indoor and outdoor areas of relaxation, and activities for young citizens. 

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Building 303 / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Area: 8800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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The Treasury Research Centre & Archive / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Thames, New Zealand
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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Tintern Middle Schools / Architectus

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VUW Campus Hub / Architectus + Athfield Architects

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New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 Winners Announced

The winners of the New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 have been announced. The winner of the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Medal, the most prestigious award building award in New Zealand, was BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax, for their ASB North Wharf building. Patrick Clifford was also awarded with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal for his career as director of Architectus, with the jury commending the "understated confidence" and "urbane and assured authority" of his work.

Another 16 projects also received awards in 9 categories. Read on after the break for the full list of winners.

AUT Sir Paul Reeves Building Jasmax. Image © Simon Devitt Victoria University of Wellington, Campus Hub and Library Upgrade / Architectus and Athfield Architects. Image © Paul McCredie Cocker Townhouses / Claude Megson Architect. Image © Patrick Reynolds ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings

Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects

  • Architects: Architectus, Guymer Bailey Architects
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Design Director: John Hockings
  • Project Director: John Grealy
  • Project Architect: Henry Hancock
  • Architectus Team: Ashley Beckett, Juan Benavides, Kelly Burke, Mark Burrowes, Stacey Carroll, Nadia Casati, Kalene Cassie, Stephen Chandler, Sam Charles-Ginn, Lindsay Clare, Patrick Clifford, Craig Earley, Kirstie Galloway, Katia Gard, Adrian Hanby, Juliana Hannah, Glen Hartman, Matthew Herzig, Brett Hinze, Mark Hogan, Andrew Jones, Georgia Kirkwood, Quelia Kleemann, Klara Kormendy, Min Kyu Lim, Stephen Long, Ashneel Maharaj, Cherissa McCaughey, Bill Mcllwraith, Fedor Medek, Anya Meng, Simon Moisey, Melinda Morrison, Angus Munro, Jessica O'Shea, Robert Ousey, Rohan Patil, Kurt Piccardi, Michael Ray, Kirk Smith, Ray Smith, Richard Stone, Erik Sziraki, Janina Thieme, Anna van Hecs, Keith Ward, Mark Wilde, Erin Wheatley
  • Guymer Bailey Team: Ralph Bailey, Phil Jackson, Nick Josephsen, Anthony McKibben, Angela Morton, Christina Renger, David Toussaint, Joel Sim
  • Managing Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Area: 64000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Architectus

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Future Proofing Schools Competition Proposal / Architectus

With the aim to provide a portable building solution that is tailored to suit the site, climate and desired learning outcomes in an efficient, sustainable and adaptable way, Architectus designed a system titled, eMOD (Educational Modular Offsite Design). It is an adaptable modular design system comprising two separate modules 4.5m x 15m that can be configured to create a building solution to suit the site, climate and learning outcomes. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Te Puni Village / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Architects: Architectus
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

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Victoria Square / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects: Architectus
  • Area: 31000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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Waitakere Civil Defence Headquarters / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects: Architectus
  • Area: 472.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus + Athfield Architects

  • Architects: Architectus, Athfield Architects
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects: Architectus & Athfield Architects
  • Area: 8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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Saint Kentigern School Jubilee Sports Centre / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects: Architectus
  • Area: 2100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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152 Fanshawe Street / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Client: Townscape Properties
  • Area: 7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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