08 Nov 2011
Following its success in a number of prestigious New Zealand and local awards, The Rock has received recognition on the world stage, winning the transportation category at the international Inside World Festival of Interiors, the interior design section of the World Architecture Festival.
Held in Barcelona, the Inside Festival celebrates the world's finest interiors, judged by a panel of internationally respected designers and key industry figures. Studio Pacific Director Nick Barratt-Boyes and Warren and Mahoney Executive Director Ralph Roberts, both of whom were key members of The Rock's design team, travelled to Barcelona to present the project to the judging panel and ultimately to collect the award. The judges commented, 'we were impressed that the project celebrated the local heritage through symbolic design that didn't adhere to the stereotype of a typical transport building.'