Civic Project Award Results

H T M L Code
National Category Winner: Civic

Project: Turanga - Christchurch Central Library

Entrant

Southbase Construction

Project Partners

Architectus + Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (Architect/Designer), Southbase Construction (Construction Company)

Owned By

Christchurch City Council

Tūranga - Christchurch Central Library is a five-storey building and is the largest facility of its kind in the South Island. At 9,850m2 it is more than a third bigger than the original library and expected to receive up to 2,000 visitors each day. Tūranga is a cultural hub for Christchurch and an important civic space that attracts people back into the central city. Tūranga features new spaces, equipment and programmes not found in traditional libraries and is a leader in its field with regards to leading edge technology and is currently targeting a Green Star NZ Certified Custom Design Rating.

Judges comments

Tūranga - Christchurch Central Library is a five-storey building and is the largest facility of its kind in the South Island. The initial brief was to consolidate library facilities in Christchurch, with extensive community consultation required. The latest seismic technology and performance criteria also needed to be met.

The project was a complex build, and Judges were impressed with the team’s high level of skill, including erecting concrete walls in very tight, difficult central city site.

Judges said the building was well constructed, and the team were able to deliver a fantastic result with great communication skills and collaboration. The build goes beyond a traditional library and demonstrates the team’s commitment to excellence.

 

Project: Picton Library and Service Centre Waitohi Whare Matauranga

Entrant

Scott Construction Marlborough

Project Partners

Athfield Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Scott Construction Marlborough (Construction Company)

Owned By

Marlborough District Council

Picton Library and Service Centre had long outgrown its premises. A new facility had to cater for the influx of tourists in the summer and for the quieter winter months. Therefore, it had to be both functional and futureproofed as a community hub. The end result illustrates the high degree of workmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to the project. Feedback from customers and visitors to the facility have complimented the design and finishing of the facility. The community has embraced the Library and Service Centre and are very proud of it.

 

Project: Trafalgar Centre Re-inhabitation

Entrant

Gibbons Construction Ltd

Project Partners

Gibbons Construction Ltd (Construction Company), Irving Smith Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Nelson City Council

The Trafalgar Centre is Nelson’s primary indoor events centre. After months of painstaking remediation to the stadium, the pavillion invited inhabitation and something new. The versatile pavillion is black, glazed, horizontal and runs low into the verticality and noise of the stadium and opposing storage crescent. This isn’t just a building for collecting tickets and halftime refreshments, its somewhere for people to meet before the game, and allows people to move through the garden into the stadium.

 

Project: QEII Taiora

Entrant

Apollo Projects Limited

Project Partners

Architecture HDT (Architect/Designer), Natare Ltd (Contract Pool Specialist), RDT Pacific (Client Project Manager), Warren & Mahoney (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Christchurch City Council

The design brief for the QEII Taiora project was to create a sustainable public building that restores and grows participation in sport in the wider Christchurch community. It took two and a half years from stakeholder engagement to completion, a record for a project of this size and complexity. The result is a 5,500sqm facility that includes a 130m Aquasphere hydroslide, 25m lap pool, learn-to-swim pool, hydrotherapy pool, leisure pool with lazy river channel, toddlers’ pool, splash deck with water adventure playground, spa, sauna, and steam room. It also has a fitness centre, a café, meeting rooms, and enough parking for 200 vehicles and 160 bikes.

 

Project: Yarrow Stadium F&B Building & Hospitality Suites

Entrant

ICL Construction

Project Partners

Elliott Architects NP Ltd. (Architect/Designer), ICL Construction (Construction Company)

Owned By

Taranaki Stadium Trust

The Yarrows Stadium F&B Building & Hospitality Suites project involved the construction of a brand new food and beverage building, including a ticketing booth and new entry for gate 4. Two new state of the art hospitality suites were installed, complete with kitchens and toilet upgrades, and a high level internal fit out and finishing. The project also included substantial structural strengthening works of the existing grandstand, as well as re-construction and re-roofing of the existing stand roof.

 

Project: Woolston Community Library

Entrant

Ignite Architects

Project Partners

Canopy (Architect/Designer), Citycare Property (Project Manager), TM Consultants Limited (Engineer)

Owned By

Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s brief for Woolston Community Library was to design a community facility made up of the volunteer library, a community hall, a small meeting room and some public toilets. The history and architectural vernacular of the area was something the team were very keen to capture in the new building. The team was determined that the new Woolston Community Library would embody the spirit of Woolston’s industrial past and provide a welcoming, usable space for its people, both now and in the future.

 

Project: Puke Ariki Bus Canopy

Entrant

ICL Construction

Project Partners

Boon Team Architects (Architect/Designer), ICL Construction (Construction Company), WSP Opus (Project Manager)

Owned By

New Plymouth District Council

The Puke Ariki Bus Canopy project involved the installation of a new bus canopy along Ariki Street, New Plymouth. This included the inspection and testing of the reinforcing to the existing building wall, manufacturing and installation of structural steel roof supports, as well as the installation of new roofing, electrical services, drainage and carpentry works. To add the final touches, installation of architecturally designed CNC pre-finished metal sheeting which was suspended from the structural frame with the LED lights behind to create a pattern below.

 

Project: The Woolstore & Te Ana Marina

Entrant

Naylor Love Canterbury Ltd

Project Partners

Boffa Miskell (Architect/Designer), Coffey (Engineer), Fulton Hogan (Construction Company), ikonarc (Architect/Designer), Naylor Love (Construction Company), Structex (Engineer), TM Consultants Limited (Engineer), Tonkin + Taylor (Environmental Geologist), WT Partnership (Client Quantity Surveyor)

Owned By

Lyttelton Port Company

The Woolstore & Te Ana Marina is a vibrant waterfront development in Lyttelton and is the first stage of the rejuvenation of Dampier Bay. The development is providing improved public amenities and access to the Lyttelton shoreline via the inner harbour. The redevelopment of Te Ana Marina and The Woolstore encourages interaction between public and marina users, incorporating placemaking, heritage and context, accessibility, quality, and sustainability.