National Category Winner: Winstone Wallboards Residential Award

Project: Queens Residences

Entrant

Scarbro Construction LImited

Project Partners

Leuschke Group Architects (Architect/Designer), Scarbro Construction Limited (Construction Company)

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This high-rise residential apartment building was built on a difficult, narrow, inner-city site where access to surrounding buildings had to be maintained at all times. Many elements were manufactured off site and delivered ready to install, demanding meticulous planning and coordination.

Judges comments

This 28 storey residential apartment complex of 274 apartments in Auckland CBD is on a difficult narrow inner city site with adjoining multi-level buildings requiring access to be maintained at all times. The contract was for a completely finished building with all apartments fitted out ready for occupation. It was completed on time, within budget and to a high quality standard. Delivery of materials had to be meticulously planned due to limited access during working hours and traffic congestion. It is a credit to Scarbro that this project was completed with minimum complaints from neighbours in adjacent buildings.

 

National Category Winner: Residential

Project: The Pulse

Entrant

Maynard Marks Limited

Project Partners

Maynard Marks (Architect/Designer, Project Manager), Fletcher Construction Company Limited (Construction Company)

Owned by

The Pulse - Body Corporate

In order to ameliorate issues with weather-tightness, the brief for this project was to extensively re-clad a block of 28 residential apartments. However, architectural observations during the construction phase also revealed significant non-compliance with passive fire protection requirements. Additional design work and a successfully negotiated contract extension has resulted in an excellent project outcome.

Judges comments