Commercial and Civic 2016








NATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER

GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Devonport Library, Auckland

Entrant

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Athfield Architects  (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Auckland Council

Devonport Library is a glulam portal structure with a cladding of vertical ship lapped cedar weatherboards which allows the library to blend in well with its park-like surroundings with windows framing the harbour views on the south and east sides of the building.

Judges Comments


Undertaking a project on an historic site in the centre of Devonport was always going to be extremely challenging.  After numerous engagement meetings the Architect’s design was accepted.

Working around the trees and under the intense scrutiny of the community, the construction team have achieved a delightful timber building with intimate views of the park and glimpses of the harbour beyond. 

Housing an eclectic mix of local artefacts this property provides a gathering place for disparate community groups. 

 

 


GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Aglionby House, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Entrant

Armstrong Downes Commercial (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Designgroup Stapleton Elliott (Architect/Designer), Spencer Holmes (Engineer)

Owned by

Tadd Management Limited

A purpose built head office comprising a ground floor with storage facilities bathrooms and 12 onsite carparks. The second level offers an open plan office space, reception area, meeting rooms and kitchen for over 20 staff with glass doors leading onto a 60m2 deck used as a breakout area and recreational space.





GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Bledisloe Lane, Auckland

Entrant

Fletcher Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Pragmatix (Project Manager)
Owned by
Auckland Council

With a vision to transform the pedestrian experience by creating a vibrant connection to Aotea Quarter cultural and entertainment precinct the construction of a new Bledisloe House façade and canopy, new paving to the lane and the formation of newly landscaped Pocket Park achieved just that.





SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

Entrant

The Buchan Group (Architect/Designer)

Project Partners

Leighs Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Three One Five Limited

Located on some of the worst ground in Christchurch following the earthquakes and immediately adjacent the memorial PCG site, a building which exuded both strength and sympathy was called for. Internally emphasis has been placed on providing a quality base-build environment with the design allowing for a further floor in the future.

SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

819 Colombo Street, Christchurch

Entrant

The Buchan Group (Architect/Designer)

Project Partners

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company),
Powell Fenwick (Engineer), Ruamoko Solutions (Engineer)
WT Partnership (Quantity Surveyor)

Owned by

The Law Family Trust

A new three-storey building with two levels to accommodate either retail or hospitality on one, and office or residential use on the other capturing the client’s brief of sustainability and innovative design perfectly. 



SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, Kaiapoi

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Warren and Mahoney (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Waimakariri District Council

Built to replace its earthquake damaged predecessor, the two storey enhanced centre incorporates a library, service centre, museum, art gallery and meeting rooms 
providing a much needed boost to the community


SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Three35, Christchurch

Entrant

Armitage Williams Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Jasmax (Architect/Designer), Ruamoko Solutions (Engineer), Cosgroves (Services Engineer) 
Owned by
Cadaques Investments Limited

An iconic commercial office development featuring world leading damage avoidance structural technology, wrapped within a striking architectural design.Comprising two, three-level office buildings and a three-level car park whilst also creating a high quality public open space.


SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Central Park Building One, Ellerslie, Auckland

Entrant

Macrennie Commercial Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Architectus (Architect/Designer) RDT Pacific (Project Manager) 
Owned by
Goodman Property Trust

This dominant four storey office building features  extensive feature precast wall panels coupled with curtain wall glazing systems.  The build integrated an extensive fit out for a major NZ Insurance Company and was constructed in less than 12 months.


SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Ravensdown New Office, Christchurch
Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Stufkens + Chambers  (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Ravensdown

With the aim to promote the Ravensdown brand by including elements that support their business direction, the 1700m2 single storey open plan office includes a welcoming reception, meeting rooms, managers offices, and a staff cafeteria. 



SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

200 Victoria St West, Auckland

Entrant

Dominion Constructors (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Hauraki Design  (Architect/Designer) Warren and Mahoney (Architect/Designer), Ricoh NZ (Tenant)
Owned by
Russell Property Group / VQ Holdings Limited

Located on a high profile wedge-shaped site, the extension of 900m2 of two top office floors over the car park area and outstanding interior fit-out created a building with great natural light built to a 5 Star Green Star standard.


SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Queenstown Airport International Terminal Extension 2015

Entrant

Cook Brothers Construction (Construction Company) / RCP (Project Manager) JV

Owned by

Queenstown Airport Corporation

The commissioning of a new extension and seamless integration of existing facilities was required for the $12 million extension in order to cater for increased international flights to the region.  The project was completed on time and on budget.



SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Zeal Hamilton

Entrant

bbc architects (Architect/Designer)

Project Partners

CoveKinloch Waikato Building Managers (Building Manager), Zeal Youth Trust (Client), Stewart Hannah (Construction Company)

Owned by

T & M Kumar

A purpose-built Zeal youth facility the brief was to provide multi-use spaces with a high level of acoustic separation, practice
and recording spaces, a dedicated performance area and a cafe/ gaming spaces as well as an office space.



BRONZE AWARD WINNER

Project

Aoraki Development Business and Tourism, Timaru

Entrant

Harding Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Aoraki Development Business and Tourism
(Architect/Designer)

With minimal funding the local community rallied to provide a high quality commercial fit-out for next to nothing whilst providing opportunities for innovation, creativity and collaboration to support the local Chamber of Commerce.


BRONZE AWARD WINNER

Project

307 Durham Street, Christchurch

Entrant

Whyte Construction Limited (Construction Company)

Project Partners

TMC Consultants (Engineers),

Owned by

M & B Ireland Partnership

A new three storey office building created to replace the earthquake damaged original while retaining the same floor area with the addition of a lift.   Staying set back from Durham Street allowed the retention of a mature magnolia tree enabling other planting to be the focus of an intimate outdoor space at the approach to the building. 


BRONZE AWARD WINNER

Project

138 Victoria Street, Christchurch

Entrant

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Opus International Consultants (Architect/Designer),
Trinity Developments (Engineer)

Built on a previously demolished section, the new four story plus basement car park, retail and commercial building includes voids through the ground level to the third floor in
 the atrium giving an open space feel as you enter each floor.



BRONZE AWARD WINNER

Project

323 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland

Entrant

Fletcher Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

RCP (Project Manager)

Owned by

Fletcher Building Nominees

Involving a full seismic upgrade whilst at the same time replacing all internal and external existing services, followed by a full floor new fit out was a credit to the team who delivered it in just 31 weeks.