Taranaki architects scoop awards
Taranaki architects found a vein of winning form at the 2012 Western Architecture Awards recently, picking up more than half the awards that were given out. The night was particularly successful for New Plymouth architecture firm Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects, which won five awards. Four came in the interior architecture section, with awards for work on the Antunovic bathroom in Oakura, Cameron Buckley House in New Plymouth, the JRI offices and for Powerco. Its final award came in the commercial category for the design of Energy City Motor's new dealership in New Plymouth. Awards jury convenor and Whanganui architect Duncan Sinclair said the awards showed the scope of work architects undertook. "They also show that no matter the scale of a building, architects can make a big difference to the quality of its design. We are finding this is a particular priority of clients in current economic conditions." Taranaki projects picked up seven of the 12 awards. read more »
Parker Warburton Team Architects interior award for architecture
Innovation in a difficult economic climate was a feature of winning designs in the 2012 Southern Architecture Awards. The University Union redevelopment by Parker Warburton Team Architects won the interior architecture award. The judges commented that "Much can be gleaned about a university's attitude towards its students from the facilities it provides for them. This long-overdue redevelopment of Otago University's Union building is, accordingly, a welcome gesture," read more »
NZIA award win for public architecture
Congratualtions to Fulton Ross Team Architects and the Court Theatre for winning Christchurch's NZIA Awards for Public Architecture. Judges Comments: "Clear and concise planning has provided a new and more streamlined home for the Court Theatre. The use of containers and prefabricated buildings within the existing concrete and steel warehouse reinforces the temporary nature of the occupation ... With design and construction completed in just six months this is a rare and welcome example of post-earthquake adaptive reuse providing much needed public amenity" read more »
Avantidrome national velodrome underway
The Avantidrome started its journey as The Home of Cycling in early 2010. SPARC NZ issued a Request for Proposal across New Zealand, with the provision of granting a $7million funding package for a velodrome delivery under the UCI Olympic Regulations. The facility was to be located somewhere in a region that had the best value transport and access for the general public and high performance athletes. Thirteen regions submitted to the proposal, across a comprehensive and challenging twelve month time line.
Chibnall Buckell Marovic Team Architects’ Joint Ventured with the large Waikato construction company, Livingstone’s, and delivered a successful design build/guaranteed maximum price/fixed time line package for delivery in January 2014.
The velodrome arena is 110metres in length by 65metres in width, and has no supporting columns, rather a series of angled perimeter columns supporting 6 metre high, curved steel space frames, suspended 20 metres above the Siberian Pine timber track.
An adjacent three storey administration building, houses Bike New Zealand and High Performance Sport, as well as a significant number of community based office, gymnasium and training spaces for road, track, BMX and mountain bike programmes.
The complex and challenging design journey, has provided CBMTA with a series of skill sets, resulting in a cost efficient, finely tuned architectural design, that will endure for generations to come. read more »
Team Architects are proud to be Establishment Members of the NZGBC; we have fully accredited GreenStar professionals within our Team Architects network. read more »