National Category Winner: Industrial Award

Project: Red Stag Sawmill

Entrant

Hawkins Construction Limited

Project Partners

Richard Spiers and Associates Limited (Engineer), Hawkins Construction Limited (Construction Company)

Owned by

Red Stag Timber Ltd

This proudly timber-based structure houses the largest timber mill in the Southern Hemisphere. The majority of the operating plant is located on the first floor, atop a grid of six-metre high concrete plinths. The laminated timber superstructure creates portals up to 42m wide, while the roof apex stands over 18m tall.

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Reportedly the biggest mill of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, this addition presented several unique challenges to the close-knit engineering, construction, and management team. The milling equipment is located on enormous concrete plinths within a large-span building envelope subjected to continuous vibration forces. A series of laminated timber portals and bracing ties were cut and assembled on site to support the envelope, which is lined internally with dust-proof plywood sheets glued framing. Clever logistics have helped deliver this impressive production facility.

 

National Category Winner: Industrial

Project: Cardrona Distillery

Entrant

Amalgamated Builders Limited

Project Partners

Amalgamated Builders Ltd (Construction Company), Sarah Scott Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Cardrona Distillery Limited

The Cardrona Distillery – opened on January 25 2016 after four years of planning – is a beautifully designed group of buildings housing the very best in copper stills to make crafted spirits. The schist walls, fragrant rose gardens and picturesque backdrop provide the perfect residence for the world’s most southern whisky distillery – and the only of its size in New Zealand.

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National Category Winner: Industrial

Project: APL Architectural Profiles Limited

Entrant

Foster Construction Limited

Project Partners

Foster Construction Limited (Construction Company), Jasmax (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Appropriate Holdings Limited

Built for New Zealand’s leading window supplier and two other state-of-the-art manufacturing companies, this facility contains purpose-built spaces for administration, research and development, and production. The design concept and aesthetic seeks to inspire the owners’ ongoing commitment to quality, substance and longevity.

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National Category Winner: Industrial

Project: Cloudy Bay Vineyards Pinot Noir Cellar

Entrant

Scott Construction

Project Partners

Davidson Group Ltd (Engineer), Paul Rolfe Architects (Architect/Designer), Scott Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Cloudy Bay Vineyards

This facility surpasses mere functionality and adds itself to the new generation of building stock on the Cloudy Bay Estate. The design employs high quality finishes and abundant natural light to showcase the process of grape delivery, crushing, plunging, fermentation and storage.

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National Category Winner: Industrial

Project: Te Pari Factory, Warehouse and Offices

Entrant

ChrisBroadhead Construction

Project Partners

ChrisBroadhead Construction (Construction Company), LID Architecture (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Te Pari Products Limited

Serving as both the head office and main manufacturing facility of Te Pari, a global leader in livestock handling solutions, the science of colour was used to create a vibrant interior space, optimised for the creativity and productivity on which this company depends.

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