Bay Of Plenty Winning Designs

Bay Of Plenty Winning Designs add

This year six regional awards were given to two winning Bay of Plenty designers at the Bay of Plenty Regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards. The award winners were Darryl Church of Darryl Church Architecture Ltd and Brendon Gordon of Brendon Gordon Architecture Ltd.

Darryl Church won awards for two designs - the Waiariki Institute of Technology, Health & Science Building and a residential design titled 'Tarawera Cabin'.

The Waiariki Institute of Technology, Health & Science Building won a Commercial/Industrial Architectural Design Award and a Commercial Interior Architectural Design Award - sponsored by GIB.

The Technology, Health & Science Building was the culmination of 12 months of research, workshops and design by Darryl and his team, in association with MOAA architects, to create a teaching and learning environment that is flexible, adaptable and relevant for years' to come. The result is a centre that casts aside the static classroom cell delivery learning model for an interactive, student driven, self-tailored model of learning. All teaching spaces are transparent and learners are visually connected to other learners. The impressive design captured the judges; particularly the restrained material and colour palette which established a resonance between building forms and spaces.

Tarawera Cabin won three awards, including the Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 Architectural Design Award, the Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award and the Resene Colour in Design Award.

Judges said the beautiful cabin was a very clever spatial composition and wonderfully restrained in terms of material palette.

Brendon Gordon of Gordon Architecture Ltd was the other major winner of the night, winning a Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award for his beautiful design 'MacKenzie Residence' in Mt Maunganui.