2009 Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards announced
The awards programme is organised and run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects and supported by Resene.
Judging panel convenor, architect John Sexton, said the standard of entries had been excellent and it was encouraging to see an emphasis on sustainable architecture right across the board.
“There is now total awareness of the importance of sustainability in design,” said Mr Sexton. “We are consistently seeing many sustainable features incorporated and recyclable materials being more commonly used.”
Bridal Veil/Wairenga Falls shelter
The DoC Viewing Shelter – Bridal Veil/Wairenga Falls at Raglan by Matthews Scott McNally was among winners in small project architecture admired for the way it echoes the natural landforms around it and for the creative response to a unique design challenge.