Best architecture – awards for 24 Wellington projects

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News from NZ Institute of Architects
The best architecture in Wellington region for 2018 was announced at an event at the New Zealand Parliament Banquet Hall last night.

Twenty-four projects received awards at the 2018 Wellington Architecture Awards, which are part of the New Zealand Architecture Awards programme run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and sponsored by Resene.

The peer-reviewed New Zealand Architecture Awards programme sets a benchmark for the country’s building projects and recognises the contribution of architects to their towns and communities.

This year, Wellington architect Sally Ogle led a four-strong Awards jury on a tour of 40 short-listed projects. Ms Ogle was joined on the jury by architects Julie Stout and Maurice Pipson, architecture graduate Pip Barr and Peter McGuinness of construction company L.T. McGuinness.

“The Award-winning buildings set a very high standard for architecture in the region,” Ms Ogle said. “Many are multi-layered projects which show an architect and client considering ways that buildings can benefit the context in which they are located.”

“The high standard of educational and commercial work was especially notable, as were the ways in which architects have considered wider urban connections, and how new centres of learning and large precincts can plug into the city.”

Education Awards

Four awards were conferred, with two going to………

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