01 Nov 2009
Studio Pacific has been awarded three local NZIA Awards in 2009: a NZIA Nelson Architecture Award for residential architecture for the Evill House, an NZIA Auckland Architecture Award for urban design on the masterplanning of the Beaumont Quarter, and an NZIA Wellington award for sustainable architecture for the refurbishment of Aorangi House.
Beaumont Quarter: NZIA Auckland Architecture Award — Urban Design
For this major residential masterplanning project in Auckland, the judges' citation stated: 'This 2.4-hectare inner city Auckland site adjacent to Victoria Park was conceived as a mixed-use residential community. A collaborative team of local and international architects and landscape architects interpreted a masterplan consisting of an architect's precinct and staging plans. The project succeeds in its diverse range of housing typologies organised around simple, legible spatial planning.'
Aorangi House Building Upgrade: NZIA Wellington Architecture Award — Sustainable Architecture
Studio Pacific's project for the extensive refurbishment of an existing commercial office building, incorporating ESD design measures to create quality office space, gained a Wellington Architecture Award for sustainability. The judges citation notes that: 'Intelligent sustainable interventions have here been applied to an existing multi-storey building, resulting in a synergy between efficiency and innovation. A fine example of responsible design upgrade.'
Evill House: NZIA Nelson Architecture Award — Residential Architecture
Judges citation: 'This elegantly proportioned, classically inspired Balinese courtyard house provides a well-balanced hybrid of cultural living requirements. An imposing site high on a coastal promontory is well managed by appropriate exterior treatment and scale. The project's triumph lies in its subtle material composition and contrast between the light washed interior and rustic cedar exterior. The integration of the Balinese details and material elements are well handled, creating a sensitive and harmonious family home.'