13 Oct 2011
Studio Pacific's MOTAT Aviation Display Hall has also scooped two awards at the NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards, which are held annually and promote excellence in design and to advance the profession of architecture.
The MOTAT Aviation Display Hall's impressive range of sustainability initiatives won the sustainable architecture category, with the judges' citation noting, 'in this project, sustainability is thoroughly integrated with design. Material specification, natural ventilation, a thermal chimney, rainwater harvesting, the adaptive re-use of existing structure and a gas management strategy are all dovetailed seamlessly into the architecture.'
The project was also the winner of the public architecture category. The judges commented that 'the impressive and innovative use of an LVL timber structure provides an immense aircraft exhibition facility enlivened and enriched by the visual 'warmth' of timber veneer linings which contrast beautifully with the sleek aircraft on display.'