Auckland City Mission’s new HomeGround, a striking new Mansons TCLM Fanshawe St office block and many homes won regional architecture awards recently. Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects announced 41 prizes for new and refurbished Auckland area education, hospitality, commercial, heritage, public, residential and multi-unit buildings, as well as interior, planning, urban design and colour awards.
Jury convenor Belinda George said four projects stood out: HomeGround by Stevens Lawson Architects, Herbst Architects’ Rangiputa bach and Matapouri beach house and a villa addition by Jack McKinney Architects.
Stevens Lawson Architects also won a multi-unit award for the residential Sunderland Terrace at Hobsonville Point. “The development offers a series of subtly composed and aesthetically rewarding formal responses cleverly balancing variety, continuity, and disciplined co-ordination. Pared back where possible, yet offering up-close richness in places, the terrace houses similarly balance unit privacy with the pleasures of neighbourly awareness,” the judges said.
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