Team Architects Scholarship awarded!
Isabella Woolley from Victoria University was presented the Team Architects 2018 Distinction Scholarship by Wellington director Warwick Bell last week at the School of Architecture students award evening. The Team Architects Scholarships have been awarded since 2003 and are the only national awards for fourth year architectural students from the three recognised Schools of Architecture in New Zealand. They are intended to help recipients with completing their final year studies. Selection is based on assessment of the first semesters design work of the 1st year Masters course. This year the recipient of the Supreme Award for 2018 is Shiyao Tong of the University of Auckland. And the recipients of remaining Distinction Award are jointly for UNITEC Shanker Kumaracheliyan and Kenneth Shum. A huge congratulations to Isabella, Shiyao, Shanker and Kenneth.
$230m Happy Valley Milk plant consent approved for Otorohanga
Great result for our Hamilton Team Architects as the Otorohanga district council approves consent for the Happy Valley Milk plant. Ruby Nyikas article details the journey so far. We look forward to the next steps in the process, as Otorohanga District Council Mayor Max Baxter said "It is exciting times for the district."
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Christchurch's Old Stone House reopens after $2m repair
Christchurch Team Architects have been busy lately as Christchurch's Old Stone House was reopened in Febraury after seven years and $2 million of repairs. The heritage-listed building was severely damaged in the February 2011 earthquake before being strengthened to 67 per cent of the new building standard during a 15-month restoration.
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Cambridge's Podium Lodge opens for business
Podium Lodge, a 30-room facility built to house sportspeople living in Cambridge, has opened its doors for business. The lodge's design by Hamilton Team Architects was based on a small version of an Olympic Village where there were six pods all labelled with Olympic destinations.
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Murali Bhaskar, a true multicultural citizen of Aotearoa
Murali Bhaskar our New Plymouth Director has been featured in a recent article by Viginia Winder. Murali landed in Aoteroa 30 years ago and Winder details of her discovery of Murali's tales of culture shock, purposeful adjustments and full immersion into New Zealand life.
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Highly Commended new home at TIDA Awards
New Plymouth based Team Architects Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner's Leuthart House has received a highly commended award at the Trends International Design Awards (TIDA). Located in the inner city of Taranaki next to Pukekura Park the new build two-storey home has strong visual links to the city, the coast, and the sea beyond. It's materiality further reflects the homes coastal connections with polished concrete floors detailed with beach coloured stones and rich timber finishes on both the exterior and interior.
For more images of the project click here.
Keep an eye out for the upcoming issues of Trends Magazine which will feature some of the winning and highly commended projects from the awards. For a gallery of the winning projects click here.
TA Winner at NZ Property Council Awards
Charlotte McKirdy of Parker Warburton Team Architects came back to Dunedin with prize in hand after attending the annual NZ Property Council Awards in Christchurch in November. Nominated in the Greenwood Roche Young Achiever of the Year Category, Charlotte won the Judges Choice Award, which recognises people in the property industry who have paved the way for our current and future cities and built environments.
Aged Care Award for New Memory Care Centre
Team Architects is excited to announce that the recent Memory Care Centre at the Summerset by the Ranges village was awarded the prestigious New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Built and Grown Environment Award at the 2017 New Zealand Aged Care Association Gala Conference dinner in September. This award recognises exceptional and innovative design that positively impacts the quality of life for a resident.
The facility boasts a high quality residential style of living that encourages the dementia residents to function as independently as possible in a safe, secure, comfortable and homely environment.
For more information on the project click here.
NZTA Community Award for Avantidrome
The Avantidrome by Team Architect's Hamilton Branch has won another award - this time being the popular choice of it's local community. The Avantidrome in Cambridge was named the winner of NZTA's "favourite places to ride" for the Community facility category in 2017. Completed in 2014, the facility has gone from strength to strength and has been commended for its ability to cater for professional cyclists as well being highly accessible to its local community. To read more about the award click here, for more information on the Avantidrome project click here.
3 Cheers for Taranaki Team in 2017 Western Architecture Awards
The Taranaki Team Architects branch had reasons to celebrate on Friday with wins in three different categories at the 2017 Western Architecture awards held in Palmerston North. Boon Bhaskar Goldsmith Brebner's office fit out for IVHQ as a volunteer coordination and logistics hub pocketed them an award in the 'Interior Architecture' category as well as a Resene Colour Award. Another Resene Colour Award winner and winner in the 'Small Projects' category was the practice's Stratford District Council Library Redevelopment with a vibrant design that created greater engagement between the library spaces and the public sphere. The third win for the practice featured in the 'Housing Alterations and Additions' category for their Barbour House project that took a 70's coastal home into the contemporary times whilst maintaining the integrity of the original home. These projects now have the opportunity to be shortlisted for the New Zealand Architecture Awards which take place at the end of the year, watch this space!
And a new Chair for Team Architects NZ
We are pleased to announce that William Fulton, one of our Christchurch based directors, has been appointed chair of Team Architects NZ taking over from Napier based Director Paul Dougan who had completed his two years in the role.
William has over 20 years of professional experience following a double qualification in Architecture and Landscape Architecture being a specialist in Heritage, Landscape Design and project delivery. A director of the Christchurch Team Architects practice William has been a director of TANZ since 2004.
Since the destruction caused by the Canterbury earthquakes William has been involved with numerous Heritage projects including the restoration of Te Koraha at Rangi Ruru School and the reconstruction of New Regent Street. He has been involved with a selection of Christchurch City Council Heritage assets, notably assisting with the restoration of Rolleston House (YHA). He has been involved with various Methodist Church projects including the Bryndwr Church, one of the few stone churches to remain following the earthquakes. Another of the most significant projects was the Bridge of Remembrance where he was involved as Heritage Architect to liaise with the Engineers, Stonemasons and City Council Heritage staff working on the strengthening and restoration of this highly significant site.