NZIA Awards 2011

On June 9, 2011 by Eye on Auckland

The New Zealand Institute of Architecture Awards 2011.

Twenty four projects were clear winners at this year’s NZ Architecture Awards, the Country’s premier architecture competition. This being an Auckland-centric blog we have decided to only feature the Auckland projects that won awards. We have our favourites of course and they are 21 Queen Street, Birkenhead Library, St Kentigern School Jubilee Sports Centre, Rock House on Waiheke Island and Newmarket Train Station. Congratulations to all the winners, thank you for enriching our city landscape with such beauty.

Commercial Architecture:

Auckland Heliport (Onehunga) by Maxcey Architects Ltd and 21 Queens Street by Peddle Thorp Aitken Limited.

Public Architecture:

St Kentigern School Jubilee Sports Centre by Architectus and Birkenhead Library & Civic Centre by Archoffice.

Residential Architecture:

Island Retreat (Waiheke Island) by Fearon Hay Architects, Waiheke Island House by Mitchell & Stout Architects Ltd, Local Rock House (Waiheke Island) by Patterson Associates Ltd.

Small Project Architecture:

Parakete Ora (Sandringham Plunket) by Strachan Group Architects

Sustainable Architecture:

21 Queen Street by Peddle Thorp Aitken Limited

Urban Design:

Newmarket Railway Station by Opus Architecture and Herriot+Melhuish Architecture (in association)

9 Responses to “NZIA Awards 2011”

  • Goody2shoes

    We are really getting some great buildings lately. That rock house is my dream house, I need to work a lot harder to get that ;)

    • Stephen

      Totally agree – the Patterson Associates house design really prompts an emotional response, fantastic!

  • RichardUK

    The Birkenhead Library is my favourite. More of that round Auckland and we are onto a winner.

    • Shayno Ieradicognou

      Love having it as my local library. I couldn’t care less that the book selection is a bit crap.

  • MollyBrown

    All well deserved winners. The Newmarket train station looks so beautiful at night.

  • Verity

    This blog is awesome, it makes me proud to be an Aucklander. Regarding the NZIA awards, I don’t understand how the Auckland Heliport won an ward, it looks so average. I am sure that there are way better buildings out there that could qualify for this ward. All the other winners deserve the award

    • The Eye

      Thanks Verity, I am with you on this one, it also baffles me, the exterior is dull and the interior isn’t much better. Could it be that there wasn’t much competition around ? I doubt it but they must have their reasons for the award, even though it is a strange one ;)

      • MichaelL

        I am just as baffled :) It really isn’t that great but it may be better in person.

        • I think it depends on the criteria, remember it’s a heliport, usually shoved in a tin shed somewhere. I thought it was quite good for the purpose it serves, and the offices inside look very nice.

          I think it deserved the award.

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