Architectus recognised at the 2017 Auckland Architecture Awards

27 April 2017

Last Wednesday evening at the Auckland ASB Theatre, Architectus joined practices from across the Auckland region for the announcement of the 2017 NZIA Auckland Branch Local Award winners. Architectus were recognised for the two projects submitted to the Education and Public Architecture categories respectively. They now go forward for consideration for the New Zealand National Awards in November.

Congratulations to our clients, the teams involved, and all award winners of the evening.
Juror's citations as follows:


St Peter's College Outhewaite Building: Winner of the 2017 Auckland Education Award

"The siting of the Outhwaite Building completes an urban edge for the existing Middle School campus, while framing the sports fields. This addition is a seamless extension to a previous stage in the overall development of St Peters College. Raw materials are assembled with a formal elegance" - NZIA Jury


Manukau Precinct Project: Winner of the 2017 Auckland Public Architecture Award 

"The Manukau District Court upgrade involved a re-rationalisation of the existing Auckland Architecture Award-winning building designed by Noel Lane and Architects New Zealand. The original entry courtyard has been revived as an inner relaxed space in an otherwise stressful environment, via the repositioning of the main entry and simplification of the security layers. Landscaped elements of the courtyard are repeated in the ātea area to the repositioned entry, work which gives the building new life and which bears the sensitive hand of the late Rewi Thompson, in one of his last projects. The new courts express the separate circulation route of the judiciary externally with a glass-block ribbon across existing and new forms; the judges are temporarily suspended in a cloud-like light before confronting the reality of the cases in front of them". - NZIA Jury

Download the awards booklet here