22 Oct 2008
At the recent Timber Design Awards held in Auckland, Studio Pacific (in association with Peddle Thorp) has won the sustainability award for the Meridian Building at Kumutoto, Wellington, along with a highly commended in the commercial building category.
The INENZ Lighting Awards in Queenstown saw Kumutoto public space (in association with Isthmus and Beca) win one of the top awards: a Lighting Design Award of Excellence. The Meridian Building (in association with Peddle Thorp) also won an award for sustainable lighting design.
Meridian Energy’s headquarters building at Kumutoto was also judged the winner of the Sustainable Design and Innovative Award at the NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards held in Auckland October 9th.
Judges comments: 'The building and the process used to deliver it have made significant contribution to the understanding of ‘green’ building development practice in New Zealand. Meridian is seeing this building influence and inspire others to expect such standards as normal practice.'