Heritage rules the day at 2016 Wellington Architecture Awards gallery

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Onslow Medical Centre by Tennent Brown Architects.

Palliser Rd House by John Mills Architect.

Peka Peka House II by Herriot + Melhuish Architecture.

The Public Trust Building.

Nohoroa by Crosson Architects.

Craig House by Craig Coltart Architects.

The Porirua Kiosk by Isthmus Group.

The Walter Nash Centre by Warren and Mahoney Architects.

The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park by Wraight + Athfield Landscape and Architecture.

Field Way Bach by Parsonson Architects.

Martinborough Artists Studio by Aonui Architecture.

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The capital's most iconic and innovative buildings have been celebrated at the Wellington Architecture Awards.

Thirty-one awards were handed out on Wednesday night for both new, and old designs. 

Four awards were given to heritage work, which included strengthening the Hope Gibbons Building, the Public Trust Building, and The Attic at the Wellington Museum. 

Wellington buildings have been praised at the Wellington Architecture Awards.

Wellington buildings have been praised at the Wellington Architecture Awards.

The sole award for the urban design category went to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, which was described by the judges as "urban repair work which balances heritage values with a key piece of urban infrastructure". 

The park, designed by Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture, also received an award for public architecture.

Two Enduring Architecture Awards were also given.

In a testament to the late Sir Ian Athfield's lasting influence on the city, both Enduring Architecture Awards went to Athfield Architects projects. 

The distinctively green-tiled Telecom House was described as "a building that has made a huge contribution to Wellington's cityscape for over a quarter of a century".

Elder House, a private home, was noted for its "twin, high-brick chimneys, which punctuate the design with their famous gesture to the city".

The convenor of the awards jury, architect Geoff Fletcher, said the winning entries set the standard for good architecture in Wellington and nearby regions. 

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"These successful projects illustrate the rewards of close collaboration between clients, architects, engineers and builders," Fletcher said. 

"In many instances, smart decisions were made very early on, and this provided a platform for achieving excellent results despite the complexities and challenges of many of the award-winning projects."


Commercial Architecture

Armstrong Downes Commercial Head Office Design group: Stapleton Elliott 

Matt Barker Orthodontist:  atelierworkshop 

Onslow Medical Centre: Tennent+Brown Architects 


Hutt International Boys School Mathematics Block: Design group Stapleton Elliott

Te Whare Pūkākā, Massey University College of Creative Arts Workspace: Athfield Architects 

Enduring Architecture 

Telecom House: Athfield Architects

Elder House: Athfield Architects 


Hope Gibbons Building: Tennent+Brown

National War Memorial: Projects Studio of Pacific Architecture 

Public Trust Building: Warren and Mahoney Architects 

Wellington Museum – The Attic: Athfield Architects

Hospitality & retail

Egmont Street Eatery: Foundation Architects


45 degree House: Ballara Bulman Chin and bbc architects 

Craig House: Craig and Coltart Architects 

Nohoroa: Crosson Architects 

Peka Peka House II:  Herriot + Melhuish: Architecture (HMA) 

Housing – additions and alterations

Palliser Road House: John Mills Architects 

Field Way Bach: Parsonson Architects

Housing – multi unit

Zavos Corner: Parsonson Architects 

Nevay Townhouses: Craig and Coltart Architects 

Interior architecture

Ministry of Culture and Heritage: Warren and Mahoney Architects 

Ministry of Education: Warren and Mahoney Architects 

New Zealand Post House: Jasmax 

NZ Funds Wellington: James Fenton Architect 

NZX Office Fitout, Wellington: Herriot + Melhuish: Architecture (HMA) 

Planning and Urban Design

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park: Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture

Public architecture 

Walter Nash Centre, Taita: Warren and Mahoney Architects 

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park: Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture 

Small Project Architecture

Martinborough Artist Studio: Aonui Architecture

Hutt City Council ANZAC Shelter: Herriot + Melhuish: Architecture (HMA) 

Porirua CBD Kiosk: Isthmus Group

 - Stuff


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