Education projects recognised at NZIA Auckland Awards

The New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Auckland branch recognised two of Architectus’ projects in this years local awards programme held at MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) last week.

Alfred Nathan House and The Science Centre, both University of Auckland projects, received a Heritage and Education category award respectively.  These projects will now go on to be considered in the NZIA national awards programme, New Zealand Architecture Award later this year.

Congratulations to our clients, the teams involved and all other winners on the night.

Rebecca Davidson and Kitty Fan receive the NZIA Auckland branch Heritage Award for Alfred Nathan House. Image courtesy of David St George / NZIA

Alfred Nathan House: 2018 Auckland Heritage Award winner

Alfred Nathan House (Heritage)

“This revitalisation of Alfred Nathan House restores the heritage building to its original configuration while seismically upgrading it and creating a carefully modulated addition to the rear. The scheme accentuates the historic richness of the original features with a dramatically screened addition.”

NZIA Auckland Branch Jury Citation

The University of Auckland Science Centre: 2018 Auckland Education Architecture Award winner

The University of Auckland Science Centre (Education)

“Stimulated by an abstract molecular motif on the façade, this bold transformation of a busy corner site cleverly integrates the existing buildings within the University of Auckland’s Science precinct. The design, which resolves a highly complicated programme and interface with existing buildings, successfully achieves an animated series of spaces and establishes a strong gateway and connection to the rest of the University. Opportunistic use of leftover interstitial spaces is a strength of this project.”

NZIA Auckland Branch Jury Citation