20 May 24

NZIA Southern Awards

NZIA Southern Awards

On Friday night, we attended the NZIA Southern Architecture Awards to celebrate outstanding architectural projects in the region.

We are thrilled that our very own Dunlop Hub, designed by the talented teams at Pac Studio and Steven Lloyd Architecture, won a Commercial Award. The jury cited the project, stating:

"At one level this is a well-insulated box within a lesser insulated box, however the project goes beyond that limited perspective and raises the bar. Dunlop Hub is the first Certified Passive House Plus workspace in Aotearoa – it leads by example, a place where clientele can see and experience the company’s sustainability ambitions. The interior shows commitment to craft and precision."

Huge congratulations to Pac Studio and Steven Lloyd Architecture for this well-deserved recognition of their Architectural, innovative and sustainable design on the Hub.

We also had the honour of accepting the Housing Award on behalf of Studio of Pacific Architecture for their Park House project, for which we were the builders. The jury's comment on the project was:

"A rousing dialogue between two gabled forms is presented here. The main living form is open, timber-lined, glazed at each end, while the other is a corrugated closed-off form for the garage. Further up the gently rising site is a third volume, the bedroom wing, where heights and levels soften to present a relaxed atmosphere with carefully considered details."

It was a fantastic evening celebrating the creativity, collaboration, and craftsmanship that goes into bringing architectural visions to life. We feel privileged to work alongside such talented professionals in our industry.