The architectural practices behind a serene residential house, a vibrant and inventive pre-school, the restoration of a historic rectory and an Artwork Deco stunner have all acquired awards at an NZIA awards ceremony held on the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui on Friday fifth August, 2022.
A complete of eight tasks acquired a prestigious Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects 2022 Western Structure Award throughout seven classes, certainly one of which additionally acquired a Resene Color Award.
Western Jury Convenor, Elinor Harvey McDouall, mentioned there have been some clear standouts among the many entries that celebrated the area’s distinctive previous and appeared towards its future.
“The jury have been impressed with the calibre of entries throughout all classes”, mentioned Harvey McDouall. “It was good to see a dedication to revive necessary historic buildings, work to make our cities higher for dwelling in, innovation in housing and, after all, nice design”.
See above for photos of the shortlisted tasks, which are:
Birdwood Home by Evelyn McNamara Structure
Moturoa seashore is the simple star of this rigorously curated resort-style household house, whose higher degree is itself a body for dwelling. From the entrance door, by means of the indoor and outside dwelling areas — even a dialog pit — this house showcases the most effective supplies Aotearoa has to supply: seamlessly detailed, revealing generously proportioned dramatic dwelling the place every part has been attended to. The architect has imbued all of it with a subdued, moody class by means of a rigorously chosen color palette and theatre-inspired lighting. Difficult supplies within the type of plank-formed concrete slabs, together with an exacting shopper, reinforce this as a standout of its style.
Fitzroy Home by a.ok.a Structure
The architects have labored with a steep and windy rear part, past a number of present homes, to create a well-conceived house that steps down the hill. Not solely accommodating the shoppers’ want for a house that’s not flashy, and catering for his or her love of browsing, the home additionally maximises the breath-taking view whereas working inside strict height-to-boundary constraints. The architects have successfully employed characteristic supplies with confidence and care to create a house that’s — from the gorgeous entrance door and preliminary view shaft by means of the home to the ocean — an adroit response to the location and transient.
Gap in One by First Gentle Studio
Situated on a flat website in a pleasing Palmerston North subdivision, Gap in One assimilates with the encircling properties, whereas its easy and unfussy kind someway raises it above them. A triumph of collaboration, the engaged and exacting shoppers are ecstatic concerning the ensuing house, which offers extremely effectively for his or her hobbies and dwelling habits, whereas additionally incorporating passive photo voltaic measures. With an inside that feels serene, cosy, and cohesive, it is a well-designed, low-maintenance, gentle and sunny house that can carry pleasure for a few years to come.
Footsteps Pre-Faculty by Parsonson Architects
This early childhood centre has been confidently and skilfully created utilizing a easy and inexpensive, but rigorously detailed constructed kind. On the street entrance, a projecting quantity creates a visible spotlight, bringing pleasure and pleasure to the doorway lobby. This continues all through the constructing, the place color, quantity, supplies, acoustics, and furnishings are rigorously thought-about to make sure utility and curiosity, all inside finances. The result’s a welcoming and calm studying atmosphere.
Resene Color Award
Pushed by the delicate greens and golds in Henri Rousseau’s fantastical landscapes, the architects’ use of color creates a serene, resonant but uplifting studying atmosphere. Resisting the temptation to ‘color in’ the exterior facades, sections of the identical hues delicately draw us to the entry, permitting neutrality to stay elsewhere. Inside, the palette radiates each cheer and calm, two phrases probably synonymous with success within the Early Childhood realm!
Massey College Refectory by Studio Pacific Structure
The jewel within the crown of Massey College’s Palmerston North campus, this proud Roy Lippincott-designed Nineteen Thirties refectory has been returned to its former glory, after a Nineteen Sixties renovation divided the constructing. This restoration has been a protracted, difficult, and detailed endeavor for the architect, significantly with late formal adjustments and pandemic restrictions. Restore of finely wrought plasterwork and ornamental options has been painstakingly undertaken, trendy ancillary areas have been created, and accessibility has been addressed with the addition of an adjoining new entrance constructing. Referencing an earlier addition, this gentle and ethereal annex’s vertical timber cladding is surprisingly profitable externally. Exterior doorways added to the primary constructing are additionally a welcome addition, making this a cautious restoration that can serve the college effectively for a few years to come.
Housing — Multi Unit
Featherston Avenue Houses by 242am Architects
Fastidiously oriented to attain most daylight all through the day, these 4 medium density terraced townhouses swim in opposition to a stream of surrounding villas and bungalows. With Featherston Avenue Houses, the architect has used their expertise and information to push for a extra appropriate consequence than the normal typology of standalone homes, whereas impressively remaining throughout the developer shopper’s mandate. The end result is a growth that rigorously considers quantity, gentle, and way of life, creating properties which might be effectively completed, cosy but lofty, and personal but related to the broader group.
Central Power Belief Enviornment Entrance Plaza by CPRW
This huge mission efficiently untangles a essentially flawed grasp plan with out requiring adjustments to Palmerston North’s District Plan. In doing so, the architects have created a greater pedestrian connection and entry from the CBD to the present Central Power Belief Enviornment and have upgraded its amenities and workability to help a number of features. The cautious administration of a number of strands of complexity in planning, engineering, stakeholder engagement and organisational inputs has resulted in a fantastically conceived narrative entry promenade and public house that can improve the expertise of those that use it.
Alexander Library Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kāruru (1933) by Hood & Duffell
A fantastic instance of Artwork Deco structure, the Alexander Library was designed within the Nineteen Thirties to enhance the neighbouring Sarjeant Gallery and was conceived within the aftermath of the Napier Earthquake, necessitating the incorporation of strengthened concrete strengthening. Inside, a lot of the built-in and freestanding furnishings is architect-designed, as are the sunshine fittings and leadlight home windows. Initially a public library, the constructing stays within the possession of the Whanganui District Council and is now used as a heritage and reference library. It was strengthened and restored by Architect Fellow Bruce Dickson between 2016 and 2017. A ravishing constructing to be in, largely as a result of rigorously proportioned areas, therapy of sunshine, and Artwork Deco detailing, the Alexander Library is a keeper for a lot of generations to come.
The NZIA Native Awards 2022 programme is supported by Resene and APL.