30 Jun 2022
Studio Pacific is delighted to announce that Brandon House and Matipo House have received a Wellington Architecture Award in the Commercial Architecture and Housing categories last night.
A massive congratulations to all 2022 Wellington Award winners and to our clients, collaborators and our project teams.
The judge's citation for Brandon House reads:
"Originally destined for demolition and reconstruction, this 1960's office building has been fully stripped back to its concrete structure and refurbished as boutique office accommodation. This holistic approach to refurbishment halved the embodied carbon compared to a new low-carbon build alternative. An additional three floors were added in timber construction, allowing for penthouse office accommodation on the top floor with views to Wellington Harbour. The new bronzed curtainwall sits respectfully adjacent Chartered Accountants House, while the curved street corner is a contemporary reflection of the faceted corners to buildings across the street."
The judge's citation for Matipo House reads:
"This is a well-ordered new home of substance that sits both confidently and comfortably on its seaside site. The street façade has been articulated to provide a similar scale to adjacent residences. Off-the-form, insitu concrete has been combined with the warmth of timber to provide a rich, textural sophistication both inside and out. The central concrete wall acts as a spine that separates the main entertaining living wing from the private bedroom and service areas and sits as its own element providing a base for artwork. This is a highly crafted home that has a strong sense of permanence."