Winners of the New Zealand Architecture Awards

Previously we blogged about the short list for the annual New Zealand Architecture Awards.

The winners have been announced with the Blyth Performing Arts Centre at Iona College in Havelock North taking out the top prize. The building was described by jurors as “an exquisite home for some of the other arts in this beautifully planned and executed building…”.

The unique design alludes to the nearby Te Mata Peak and is meant to draw comparisons with the “sinuous shape of musical instruments.”

 

blythperformingartscentre

(Photo credit Mark Smith)

All in there were 28 winners. From Wellington the Clyde Quay Wharf Apartments, that complement the Wellington waterfront, and the Marshall Court Apartments both received nods.

Auckland also hosts many winning buildings including the Mackelvie Street Shopping Precinct in Ponsonby, and the MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange which marries education and public transport by providing access to tertiary education in South Auckland.

Another interesting addition was the New Zealand China Concept Store in Shanghai, designed to articulate the nature of New Zealand and its relationship to China.

shanghai

(Photo Credit: Pattersons)

The full list of the winners can be found on the NZIA website here.

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