Auckland Architecture Winners Announced

Auckland Architecture Winners Announced add

On Friday 28 June, the 2019 Auckland Northland Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award winners were announced at a function in Auckland. And what a night it was! Congratulations to the six designers who took home awards – Simon Mandeno of Mandeno Design Ltd, Mark McLeay of Creative Arch, Madushin Amarasekera of Construkt Associates Ltd, Maurice Regeer of MnM Design, Michael Macfie of Macfie Architectural Design Ltd and Mark Callander of Creative Arch.

Simon Mandeno of Mandeno Design Ltd was awarded the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award for his work on a Maungatapere, Northland home titled ‘Te Mara Estate Residence’. The design was praised by the judging panel for being a fun, playful and highly crafted space with a touch of drama.

Mark McLeay of Creative Arch was awarded the Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award for his work on ‘Campbell’s Bay Bush Residence’. Judges said that the restrained, simply articulated home makes the most of its site and while it features generous communal living spaces designed for a family, the home also has many intimate spaces that give it a human scale.

In addition to the Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award, Mark McLeay also received a Highly Commended Award for another project titled ‘Campbell's Bay Creek Residence’.

Madushin Amarasekera of Construkt Associates Ltd received the Resene Colour in Design Award and a Highly Commended Award for ‘Hobsonville Point Road Terraces’, a clever multi-unit space located in Hobsonville, Auckland. Judges said the tightly planned townhouses present a pleasing syncopated rhythm to the street.

In addition, Madushin Amarasekera received a Commended Award for another project titled ‘Hobsonville Point, Mapou Terraces’.

Michael Macfie of Macfie Architectural Design Ltd received a Commended Award in the Residential Alterations and Additions category for a Grey Lynn Villa Renovation and Addition.

Judges said the gentle reworking of the south-facing villa demonstrated a restrained hand by the designer.

Mark Callander of Creative Arch was awarded a Commended Award in the Residential Alterations and Additions category for Okura Alterations. Judges said the new circular addition curls out from the house, creating a dynamically asymmetrical composition from the original boomerang-shaped plan.

Maurice Regeer of MnM Design was awarded a Commended in the Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 category for his work on a Mangonui home. Judges said the design had playful roof angles that elevate the small and comfortable home.

Architectural Designers New Zealand CEO, Gregory Watts, said each of the Auckland Northland award winners stand out for their ability to create designs that deliver personal moments for their clients.

“The needs and desires of the homeowner are of great importance and should always be front of mind for every designer. Well done to all the winners,” said Watts.

Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards will be held across the country from June through to August in the lead up to the national awards. National award winners and the Supreme Award winner will be announced on Friday 18 October 2019 at the ADNZ annual conference in Queenstown.