02 Dec 2008
Studio Pacific is very pleased to have won three awards at the 2008 NZIA Wellington Architecture awards on Friday 28th November.
Our winning projects were a residential award for the Mount Victoria House, an urban design award for Kumutoto (in association with Isthmus Group) and a sustainable award for the Meridian Building (in association with Peddle Thorp Architects).
Judges citations as follows.
Small House, Mt Victoria
A beautifully executed house renovation. Situated on the slopes of Mount Victoria, this 1960’s house is transformed but still respectful of its origins. The contemporary form responds to its locality. The clear logic of the planning over three levels provides a solid foundation for careful articulation of space, rich and meaningful selection of materials and exquisite architectural detailing.
Kumutoto, North Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront
This multi-disciplinary collaboration completes the mosaic of public space development on a central part of Wellington’s urban waterfront. Referencing the history of the site and the disciplined waterfront palette of materials and elements, this work of urban landscape is fully embedded in its site. The mix of intimate and linking spaces it provides relates well to both new and heritage buildings. As a new signature attraction, it is supporting burgeoning recreational use.
Meridian Building Jervois Quay
The 5 Star Green Star NZ – Office Design v1 Certified Rating awarded by the New Zealand Green Building Council confirms this building as an exemplar of sustainable architecture.