Education projects recognised at the 2018 NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards

16 May 2018

The annual NZIA Local Awards for the Auckland region were held at MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) in Auckland last week.

Architectus was recognised for two projects submitted to the Heritage and Education Architecture categories. As a result, they will now be considered for the NZIA National Awards in November.

Congratulations to our clients, the teams involved and all other winners on the night.

Alfred Nathan House: 2018 Auckland Heritage Award winner

"This revitalisation of Alfred Nathan House restores the heritage building to its original configuration while seismically upgrading it and creating a carefully modulated addition to the rear. The scheme accentuates the historic richness of the original features with a dramatically screened addition." - NZIA Jury

The University of Auckland Science Centre: 2018 Auckland Education Architecture Award winner

"Stimulated by an abstract molecular motif on the façade, this bold transformation of a busy corner site cleverly integrates the existing buildings within the University of Auckland’s Science precinct. The design, which resolves a highly complicated programme and interface with existing buildings, successfully achieves an animated series of spaces and establishes a strong gateway and connection to the rest of the University. Opportunistic use of leftover interstitial spaces is a strength of this project.” - NZIA Jury

Main photo: Auckland Architecture Awards - NZIA/David St George