National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel

Entrant

Armitage Williams Construction Limited

Project Partners

Armitage Williams Construction Limited (Construction Company), Architectus Auckland (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

St Andrew’s College

This chapel incorporates the original bell, plus 1000 bricks, gargoyles and lead lights from the original chapel which was destroyed by the earthquakes. The striking new design embodies the values, history, traditions and future aspirations of the College.

Judges comments

Upon entering through the main door of this building, the judges were immediately struck with a sense that this is a special place. Finely detailed and crafted, and incorporating the original bell, bricks, gargoyles and leadlights from the chapel destroyed in the earthquakes, the building embodies the values, history and aspirations of the College. Procured through a design competition, the layout is a brave departure from traditional axial geometry. A great team effort has been instrumental in producing a noteworthy building and a proud identity for the College.

 

National Category Winner: Education

Project: Cathedral Grammar Junior School

Entrant

Contract Construction / Andrew Barrie Lab JV

Project Partners

Andrew Barrie Lab (Architect/Designer), Ruamoko Solutions (Engineer), Barnes Beagley Doherr (Engineer), Contract Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Cathedral Grammar School

In contrast to most new schools, which mimic offices or institutional spaces, this building is characterised by its extensive use of timber, imbuing the spaces with warmth and character. The design pushed the limits of new computer-controlled timber milling technology to allow the use of traditional timber joints which are normally thought to be expensive or technically demanding.

Judges comments

The design of this showpiece of timber architecture and craftsmanship aimed to create a “garden school”. It is characterised by the extensive use of timber giving the spaces warmth and character. The timber structure is complex as the structural elements are also the finished linings, ceilings etc. 3D modelling ensured the interlocking timber components all fitted when assembled on site after being manufactured in Auckland and transported to Christchurch.

 

National Category Winner: Education

Project: University of Canterbury Structural Engineering Laboratory

Entrant

Dominion Constructors Limited

Project Partners

The Project Office (Consultant Project Manager), Aurecon Structural Engineers (Engineer), Dominion Constructors (Construction Company)

Owned by

University of Canterbury

This high-end seismic testing facility will enable researchers to test the impact of seismic loadings on structures and soils in real time and at a realistic scale. This asset places the University on the world stage for earthquake engineering research.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: University of Waikato Law-Management Building

Entrant

Fletcher Construction Company Limited

Project Partners

The Fletcher Construction Company Limited (Construction Company), Opus Architecture (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

The University of Waikato

This extension to the Management School Faculty Building adds functional space and creates an iconic gateway to the existing campus grounds. The building is comprised of three separate structures, linked by expansion joints, and positioned to encourage the circulation of people outside.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: Samuel Marsden Collegiate School - Main Block Redevelopment

Entrant

Hawkins

Project Partners

The Building Intelligence Group (Client Project Manager), Athfield Architects (Architect/Designer), Hawkins Construction Limited (Construction Company), Dunning Thornton (Engineer)

Owned by

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

When the school’s original 1930’s stone building was deemed to be below seismic standards, its replacement had big boots to fill. The new building includes learning studios that are designed around pedagogical best practice and are already loved by students and staff alike, while the restored original entrance provides a sense of continuity and tradition.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: Lyttelton Primary School

Entrant

Naylor Love Construction

Project Partners

Beca Limited (Engineer), The Building Intelligence Group (Engineer), ASC Architects (Architect/Designer), Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Ministry of Education

In just 16 months, this new school for 300 pupils was designed and built on a small, terraced site with known contamination issues. The new layout promotes a flexible approach to learning, while an innovative partnership has seen the new school hall built as a shared facility with the Loons Theatre Trust.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: St Andrew’s College Gym 2

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Limited

Project Partners

Wilkie + Bruce Architects (Architect/Designer), Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd (Construction Company)

Owned by

St Andrew’s College

This gymnasium complex contains indoor sports facilities, change rooms, offices and a number of teaching spaces. Structural steel above ground is connected to a raft slab bearing which sits on a 3m deep gravel raft foundation. The superstructure has been designed to be lifted and tilted back to level should an earthquake cause any settling.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: Ngaio School Block B

Entrant

Naylor Love Construction

Project Partners

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company), AECOM (Engineer)

Owned by

Ministry of Education

Only one section of the existing building required replacement, so with careful co-ordination, construction took place between two adjoining and still operational wings of the school. The replaced portion contains eight teaching spaces which are separated by acoustic-rated, removable partitions.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: Educare Kapiti

Entrant

Ultra Build Limited

Project Partners

Ultra Build Ltd (Construction Company), Essence Design Ltd (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Educare Kapiti

Based on a very clear design vision from the owner, this former Masonic Lodge was transformed into a light, spacious, welcoming environment for families to bring their children to. A large verandah was also added to create indoor/outdoor flow, and provide a covered space for the children to play all year round.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: Health and Science Centre

Entrant

Hawkins Construction Limited

Project Partners

Darryl Church Architects (Architect/Designer), Hawkins Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

The newest edition to the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is the multi-level Health and Science development. It provides laboratories, lecture facilities, active learning classrooms, and simulation wards to improve clinical training. The layout and technological fit-out is designed to allow continual adaptation to changes in pedagogical best-practice.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: Tai Tapu Primary School

Entrant

Corbel Construction Limited

Project Partners

Aecom (Client Project Manager), Corbel Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Tai Tapu Primary School

This ‘Modern Learning Environment’ block consists of three core teaching areas which connect to several subsidiary spaces, promoting flexible and collaborative learning. Corbel Construction became involved after the project had already got off to a faltering start — they redesigned the structure to ensure it met budget, and managed the consultant team to deliver a delayed project on time.

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National Category Winner: Education

Project: Waitakiri Primary School

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Limited

Project Partners

Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd (Construction Company), Octa Associates (Client's Project Manager)

Owned by

Ministry of Education

This development marks the beginning of an era for this recently amalgamated school. An enclosed courtyard, Te o Marama – Place of Light, provides a central heart to the school, while the dedicated community room welcomes families to participate. Two of the buildings boast flexible, open plan learning areas, while a third provides administration and support facilities.

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