National Category Winner: Retail Award

Project: Tantalus Winery, Brewery & Restaurant

Entrant

WG de Gruchy Construction Limited

Project Partners

Cheshire Architects (Architect/Designer), WG de Gruchy Construction Ltd (Construction Company)

Owned by

Tantalus Estate

This two-level winery, brewery, restaurant and venue is a myriad of unique spaces capable of hosting over 200 patrons. The design shows a dedication and commitment to the handmade, organic and bespoke, reflecting the same principles in design as with the food, wine and beer available. Lights are made from twisted vine branches, walls are plastered with straw, chairs are made from knotty timber, rugs are woven from naked hemp and tiles have been painted by hand.

Judges comments

Take a high end residential builder with a total commitment to quality, an extremely ambitious design emphasising one-off, handmade details, and a setting in the rolling vineyards of Waiheke Island. Include an adequate budget and sufficient time, and the results are truly spectacular.

 

National Category Winner: Retail

Project: Blackwells Holden & Mazda

Entrant

Leighs Construction Limited

Project Partners

Leighs Construction Limited (Construction Company), TM Consultants (Engineer), Three Sixty Architecture (Architect/Designer), Engenium Limited (Engineer)

Owned by

Oakwood Properties Limited

This project includes showrooms, yards and associated office spaces for Blackwells Holden and Mazda dealerships. The design incorporates eco-friendly technology, extensive native landscaping, advanced seismic engineering, and dedicated delivery bays.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: Papanui Club

Entrant

RM Designs

Project Partners

RM Designs LTD (Creative Director), Engenium (Engineer), Martin Charles Quantity Surveyor (Quantity Surveyor), Joint Venture - Lanyon and Lecompte Construction LTD with Miles Construction LTD (Construction Company), E2 Environmental (Civil Engineer), TM C

Owned by

Papanui Club

A rebuild of the Papanui Club following the Christchurch earthquake provided an ideal opportunity to create a new community asset from an environmental, aesthetic, communal and functional perspective. Constructed around a central green courtyard, the key element of design and construction was to ensure natural light flooded all areas inside and out and spaces were designed to be multifunctional and inclusive to meet the varied needs to the community. Since moving into this building, the Papanui Club has grown into the largest club in New Zealand.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: Matakana Botanicals

Entrant

Customkit Buildings

Project Partners

Law Sue Davison Limited (Engineer), Mc Kergow Builders (Construction Company), Customkit Buildings (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Matakana Botanicals

Sustainability is at the core of Matakana Botanicals, a five-acre property on which three Customkit barns provide space for an office, factory, cafe, store, still and honey house. The buildings are 90% energy efficient and the objective was to incorporate sustainability into as many elements as possible — everything from the exterior paint to the toilet.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: David Shaw Furniture

Entrant

Stufkens + Chambers Architects

Project Partners

Stufkens + Chambers Architects (Architect/Designer), Jones and Wyatt (Construction Company)

Owned by

David Shaw Furniture

What was formerly a dilapidated and dated structure has been radically transformed into a contemporary space that epitomises the David Shaw brand. An extension to the original façade contrasts glazed areas with monolithic white walls, creating a visual link between the street and the display area. This space adjoins offices in the middle section of the building, while the manufacturing and storage facilities occupy the rear.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: Giltraps AgriZone

Entrant

Livingstone Building NZ

Project Partners

Livingstone Building NZ (Construction Company), Grays Consultants (Engineer)

Owned by

Giltrap AgriZone

Giltraps AgriZone wanted a building that is modern and distinctive, but would stand the test of time — much like the agricultural industry in New Zealand. Polished concrete floors and glass exterior balustrades provide a contemporary look, while the layout facilitates the easy manoeuvre of machinery through what is the largest Case IH dealership in the country.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: David Jones Wellington

Entrant

LT McGuinness

Project Partners

Tennent Brown Architects (Architect/Designer), LT McGuinness Ltd (Construction Company), Norman Disney & Young (Engineer), RCP (Client Project Manager)

Owned by

David Jones Pty Limited

This is David Jones’ first international outlet, housed in a heritage-listed building in downtown Wellington which had been home to a Kirkcaldies and Stains store for 152 years. Completing a full retail fit out and minor structural works in just 115 days was a challenge for all involved but the result is outstanding.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: 1789 Wine and Jazz Bar

Entrant

Rilean Construction (Central Otago) Limited

Project Partners

Rilean Construction (Construction Company), Sofitel Queenstown (Sofitel Hotel General Manager)

Owned by

Grand Lakes Properties Limited (Owner)

Named for the year the French Revolution began, 1789 is the new upscale jazz lounge at the Sofitel Hotel in Queenstown and has been designed to evoke a superlative era of opulence. The fit out employs soft, strategically placed lighting to showcase the scarlet hues of the carpet, furnishings and textured wallpaper.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: 203 Papanui Road

Entrant

Naylor Love Construction

Project Partners

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company), Woodhams Meikle Zhan (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

 

This two storey office and retail development was constructed on a compact footprint in the middle of a busy Merivale shopping centre. The Timaru bluestone façade uses the “Stoneface” mounting system to allow seismic movements and minimise damage during a seismic event.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: The Vista at Zealong Tea Estate

Entrant

Foster Construction Limited

Project Partners

Foster Construction Limited (Construction Company), DLA Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Zealong Tea Estate Limited

The Zealong Tea Estate, holding over one million tea plants on a 48 hectare property, now boasts a modern tea processing facility and visitor centre. With capacity for two concurrent bus tours, conference facilities for 200 guests, and staff accommodation, this building employs a high-end aesthetic to achieve harmony with its natural surrounds.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: 'The Brickworks' LynnMall development

Entrant

NZ Strong Group Limited

Project Partners

The Buchan Group (Architect/Designer), NZ Strong Group Limited (Construction Company)

Owned by

Kiwi Property Group Limited

LynnMall has gained a seven-screen Reading Cinema complex as well as 15 other new tenancies, most of which comprise the new Brickworks eating lane. The mall continued to be operational throughout construction, due to excellent planning and stakeholder communication.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: Caro's Grey Lynn

Entrant

Peddle Thorp

Project Partners

Peddle Thorp (Architect/Designer), Haydn & Rollett (Construction Company)

Owned by

Caro's Ltd

The second Caro’s wine store builds on the concept for the original store in Parnell. Within a 1960’s carcass, the ground floor houses an open retail space and an exotic glass fine wine room, while a tasting room upstairs makes use of the original cathedral ceiling. Design details throughout the building have been meticulously planned to reference the craft of winemaking.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: The Opawa Village replacement shops

Entrant

Canform Structures Limited

Project Partners

Canform Structures Limited (Construction Company), A E Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Stockman Group Limited

This row of five small retail premises replaces a Victorian era block of shops which, after operating for over 100 years, sustained major earthquake damage. The asymmetrical footprint demanded a unique roof design, and this was incorporated as a striking feature of the building’s façade.

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National Category Winner: Retail

Project: The Roaming Giant

Entrant

Downey Construction Limited

Project Partners

Jasmax (Architect/Designer), Downey Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Downey Projects Limited

A previously derelict site has been transformed into an 800m2 venue just across the road from the new Claudelands Arena. The building boasts a versatile garden bar for year round use, a huge main bar with capacity for 500 guests, and a more intimate function room upstairs.

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