Winstone Wallboards Residential Project Award Results

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National Category Winner: Winstone Wallboards Residential

Project: Kotuitui Development (Stage 2)

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Chancellor Construction

Project Partners

assemble ltd (Project Architect), Brown & Thomson Consulting Engineers (Engineer), Chancellor Construction Ltd (Construction Company), Crosson Architects Ltd (Architect/Designer)

Kotuitui in Maori means ‘to connect’, a name gifted by Te Akitai Waiohua to the development. These homes connect to mana whenua, to the land, and to the community. The Kiwibuild homes provide quality urban design and architecture, at an affordable price point. . They are built using solid timeless materials with variation in roof lines, heights, and brick colours, to create a cohesive identity. A key feature of the stage two development is the stunning exterior façade. This was created using three predominant materials: masonry tiles, timber and cement sheet cladding, and aluminium fenestration, which combined to create a unique exterior, which works well with the surrounding environment.

Judges comments

This project was part two of the successful Kotuitui residential development. The vision for both developments exceeded expectations for creating something special within the community. Rather than a ""cookie-cutter"" approach, the team took a “first mover” approach and created a unique aesthetic. This included durable ceramic roof tiles that doubled as wall cladding, double-height dormers, and framed windows to give a welcoming look to the building. Key to the success which enabled them to hold tight to the vision, was the amount of detailed upfront investigation by Chancellor Construction and the team into the innovative areas.

 

Project: The Pacifica

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Icon Construction

Project Partners

Icon Co Pty (NZ) Limited (Construction Company), Icon Construction (Construction Company), Plus Architecture (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Hengyi Pacific (NZ) Ltd

The 57-storey Pacifica is New Zealand’s tallest residential building and is a true example of “World class in New Zealand”. Its distinctive twisted ribbon form and shimmering hue reflecting the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour make it a substantial and truly unique addition to the Auckland skyline. Designed to be a connected and integral part of the city, The Pacifica consists of 273 high quality apartments of varying sizes, and extensive amenities, including a lap pool, gym, media centre and library, residents lounge, barbeque terrace and valet car parking. The scale of this project and unique technical demands of its form meant the project team faced delivery challenges well beyond the norm that were exacerbated by the constraints of a restricted CBD site, and the overstretched state of the Auckland industry. All were overcome by an unwavering focus on detailed planning, innovative construction engineering, and disciplined use of the programme as a ‘live’ tool to actively drive design, procurement, fabrication, delivery, construction, commissioning, and compliance. This was an exceptional build.

 

Project: St Andrews Village - Stage 8

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Savory Construction

Project Partners

Air Accent System Ltd (Engineer), Babbage Consultants (Engineer), Bentley & Co (Engineer), Chow:Hill (Architect/Designer), Hegley Acoustic Consultants (Engineer), Lifemark (Engineer), Savory Construction (Construction Company), The Building Excellence Group (BXG) (Engineer)

Owned By

St Andrews Village Trust

The St Andrews Village project involved the construction of 48 apartments (16 one-bed apartments and 36 two-bed apartments) and a common facility that contains, among other recreation rooms, a 48-seat movie theatre. The complex is unique for the way the three apartment blocks are positioned in a fan shape to take advantage of the coastline and surrounding landscape. The apartment complex was carefully designed to balance the effects of natural ventilation and sunlight. The simple elegant shape and layout serves to eliminate the boundaries between inside and outside, whilst also reducing overall energy demand. Notably, the apartment roofs were constructed as a ‘warm roof detail’ by placing a layer of insulation over the top of the roof structure. With hot weather hampering the laying of the membrane, potential delays were overcome with the erection of a shrink-wrap scaffold. The result saw the apartments handed over to the client early.

 

Project: Selwyn Street Student Accommodation

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Foster Construction Limited

Project Partners

BCD Group Limited (Engineer), Foster Construction Limited (Construction Company), TSA Management Limited (Contract Project Manager), Warren & Mahoney (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

QP Property Holdings Limited

Selwyn Street Student Accommodation is a 96-room student accommodation facility spread across 4-storeys and a basement level. During construction, it was the second largest project happening in Tauranga. Fosters were involved from the concept stages, allowing for a collaborative process to take place right from the project’s inception. Facing a tight budget and other constraints created by the site’s location, this approach allowed the project to flow smoothly from start to finish. That’s not to say that Foster didn’t face challenges. A large existing concrete retaining wall and the proximity of existing fencing and basement meant working under tight conditions. Obviously, the pandemic presented its own challenges, too. Ultimately, the value that Foster added through their management of the project and the buildability advice that went into the concepting and design stage led to a project that was delivered on budget, with minimal disruption to surrounding residents. Delivered in Q2 2021, the facility provides significant benefit to the local community and student population.

 

Project: Oceanview Apartments

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Scott Construction Limited

Project Partners

Aaron Walton Architecture+Design Limited (Architect/Designer), Scott Construction (Construction Company)

Owned By

Vining Investment Properties

Oceanview Apartments is a five-storey, 37-unit development on the beachfront of Tahunanui in Nelson. The development is unit titled and features a range of one-to-three-bedroom apartments, three-to-four-bedroom penthouse units on the top floor, plus resort style landscaping facilities including three pools, a spa and a gym. The success of this project has been the result of a team effort across the entire local industry, drawing on local resources as well as contractors drawn in from Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington. The detailed pre-construction Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase carried out with the key design and build sub-contractors resulted in a project delivered to a very high standard for a low cost per square metre.

 

Project: The Victor Apartments

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Waide Commercial Construction

Project Partners

Archi_ON (Architect/Designer), Lautrec Consulting Engineers (Engineer), Waide Commercial Construction (Construction Company)

Owned By

Browns Bay Seaview Limited

The Victor Apartments is a unique multi-use building consisting of three separate structures connected by seismically isolated bridges. An innovative and successful top-down construction methodology was implemented by incorporating the permanent design in lieu of temporary work. As excavation work was undertaken below ground level, the team was able to simultaneously undertake construction work above ground. The build had a unique set of challenges. With the multi-level basement situated beneath the water table, during construction, extreme hydrostatic water pressure was encountered due to the close proximity of the site to the sea. The water table was skillfully controlled during excavation by way of a sophisticated dewatering method and considerable planning. This build is a true example of Kiwi innovation.

 

Project: Huapai Country Club Lifestyle Village

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Form Building & Developments Limited

Project Partners

BGT Structures (Engineer), Bluewater Project Management (Project Management), Form Building & Developments (Construction Company), Hoppers (Construction Company), Ignite (Architect/Designer)

The Haupai Country Club sets a new standard of luxury for the aged care sector. Taking inspiration from the site’s vineyard heritage, the resort style complex features an exceptional central building, classical library, indoor swimming pool, and 46 top-tier residences. All aspects have been cohesively designed to create a feeling of belonging and community. No corners have been cut, and the complex is intended to maintain its position as a premium option for decades to come. Complex ground conditions and a staged return of workers following Covid-19 lockdowns added difficulty to this build, but all trades came together to deliver an exceptional final product. This retirement complex is truly worthy of the title “Country Club.”

 

Project: Toru East Apartments

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Naylor Love Central Otago

Project Partners

AECOM (Client Side Project Manager), Cosgroves (Engineer), Holmes Consulting (Engineer), Holmes Fire (Engineer), Kingstons (Engineer to Contract), Kirk Roberts Consulting (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

New Ground Living

Toru East Apartments is the first stage of a three-building housing development located in Frankton. The seven-storey building consists of 78 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, two commercial tenancies, car parking and common areas. In response to the urgent need for affordable housing within the Wakatipu region, 50 of the 78 apartments were acquired by the Queenstown Community Housing Trust. Constructing a multi storey residential apartment using laminated veneer lumber as a primary structural element in a region with high seismic activity created many new challenges. Pre-nail timber frames and floor cassettes needed to be manufactured to a very high specification. The success of the project centered around a well-considered build methodology, significant programme planning and quality management. This is an innovative new building designed to address Queenstown’s housing crisis.