Auckland Architecture Awards, NZIA 2010, Photos, New Zealand Buildings, Architects
Auckland Architecture Awards 2010
NZIA 2010, New Zealand : Citations Part 3 – Winners
19 Oct 2010
Auckland Architecture Awards 2010 – Judges Citations : Part 3
Small Project Architecture
With a modest budget, this project has transformed an ordinary existing exterior elevation and entry lobby into a crafted, slightly surreal gift to the public. An empty space is slipped between the street front glazing and a timber wall that conceals car parking behind. An overall theatrical quality is heightened by the glowing lights and marbled flooring of the lobby. The balconies on successive floors are embellished with inventive use of moulded fibreglass, giving a beautiful drive-by effect.
SGA Ltd – Strachan Group Architects
This project uses ordinary materials in ways that make them seem special. The result is a high quality everyday facility for small children. A transparent garage door opens up the main play space and large screens cover the storage walls at the back. These mechanisms are childproofed and the whole is oriented and designed for the distracted and mobile nature of play. The programme includes Plunket and a playgroup and the social benefits of the conjunction were evident in exchanges between parents. The colours of the architecture are cheerful and rich without being childish in their combinations.
Malcolm Walker Architects Limited
This studio, cleverly positioned at the back of a suburban section, allows the artist to leave home without leaving home. Connections between house and studio are suppressed and the interior enclosure is strong with smooth plywood surfaces and an anchoring ‘fairface’ concrete wall. The studio is ordinary in the chameleon-like, slightly clunky, language of everyday New Zealand architecture and will be receptive to the interventions of the artist.
Waitangi Toilet Block
By separating the toilets from the main facilities, the architect successfully introduces the concept of journey. The siting is sensitive and the use of primal architectural form appropriate to the bush setting. Materiality and manipulation of space give the facility a lightness of touch.
This bridge is an elegant and quietly dramatic structure over a busy motorway. By inclining the principle pylon, the architects have given the structure clarity and a satisfying tension. A change of colour is cleverly used to separate the supporting and supported elements.
Architecture Brewer Davidson Limited with Leo Jew Consultants Limited and BECA in association
This is a thoughtful and successful response to Auckland’s need for more balance between the demands of through-transit, local accessibility, and liveable streetscape. Simple interventions such as the removal of free left turns shifts the priority back to the pedestrian. It also offers opportunity for creating quality of place through new planting, shelter structures and changes of rhythm.
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