PlaceMakers Tourism and Leisure Project Award






NATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER

GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Glenorchy

Entrant

Triple Star Management (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Tennent & Brown Architects (Architect/Designer)


A health and wellness education facility designed to bring together modern design principles that promote environmentally sustainable practices whilst ensuring comfort and the architectural experience are not compromised.  

Judges Comments


Set in the most breathtaking scenery, on a site near the head of Lake Wakatipu is an audacious mix of luxury spa, ascetic retreat and self-sustaining community. 
This unique vision was pursued with a near-fanatical rigour from the beginning of the design process through to completion of construction. Despite the need to provide buildings, roading, and all the other infrastructure necessary to supply water, generate electricity, grow food and dispose of waste, this project seems to barely touch the land.  
 






GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

EA Networks Leisure Centre, Ashburton

Entrant

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Warren and Mahoney (Architect/Designer)
Owned by
Ashburton District Council

A complex and challenging build with sustainability central to the design, the facility was completed on time, on budget and to an exceptionally high standard. It sets a precedent for the shape of sporting facilities to come, combining multidisciplinary sports facilities in a state-of-the-art building.






GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Les Mills Gym - Lambton Quay Fitout, Wellington

Entrant

Freear Philip (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Warren and Mahoney (Architect/Designer), The Property Consulting
Group (Project Manager)
Owned by
Les Mills New Zealand

With member comfort a significant focus for Les Mills, the gym was constructed within an occupied office tower & completed within an extremely tight timeframe of just over three months where sustainable building practices were an important focus throughout the project.  







GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Les Mills Newmarket, Auckland

Entrant

Hawkins Construction (Construction Company/
Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor)

Owned by
Les Mills New Zealand

A fully utilized three level building which is also the home to the Seccombes Well – a Heritage New Zealand Status 1 protected historical site that has been retained as an impressive centre piece to the reception lobby area.  Floor to ceiling clear glass to the North and West elevations create a feeling of space in these areas.





GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Air New Zealand Lounge, Mangere, Auckland

Entrant

Hawkins Construction (Construction Company/Quantity Surveyor)

Project Partners

Glenslar (Architect/Designer), Kay & Keys (Architect/Designer), Octa Associates (Consultant), Opus Project Management (Project Manager)

Owned by

Air New Zealand

A culmination of two separate building elements incorporating a new extended structural footprint to the second floor of an existing building plus a  newly designed and modernised international premier lounge for Air New Zealand. 






SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Waipu Celtic Barn, Northland

Entrant

Trigg Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Hawthorn Geddes Engineers & Architects Limited
(Architect/Designer)
Owned by
Waipu Caledonian Charitable Trust

A perfect example of the Waipu community spirit this $2 million project had input and assistance from over 150 local families and businesses from the tight-knit Celtic community, with all costs raised over 2 years through community involvement, grants and trusts.