05 Nov 2012
Studio Pacific’s five finalists were all awarded in their respective categories at the 2012 Wellington NZIA Architecture Awards Ceremony, held on Wednesday October 31st at Macs Function Centre.
The iconic Kumutoto Toilets won in the public architecture category, described by judges as a 'visible, sculptural, robust and safe' public amenity. Two of Studio Pacific’s entries were awarded in the heritage category; the Chevening Apartment Refurbishment on Kelburn’s Salamanca Road was described as 'carefully and painstakingly restored … an exemplary solution to a pressing problem, and a truly delightful collaboration between architect and client'. And Xero House (formerly the JCB Building) was recognised as an exemplary case, in challenging times, of retaining a heritage building for commercial use. The Xero Fitout received an interior architecture award, with judges noting the final design is innovative and flexible.
This scoop of awards is a testament to the diversity and talent of the team at Studio Pacific.
The NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards can be viewed here.