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An Orange flavoured bach and a Strong Room made up the winning combination at the regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards for Taranaki, Whanganui and Manawatu.

Orange Flavoured, an Ohakune holiday home, was designed by Maurice Reeger of MnM Design Ltd. A clear winner with the judges, the house was designed to provide shelter from the south-east winds, while maximising the sun from the north-west making it an ideal home away from home. Functionality and simplicity were just two words used to describe the bach when it was awarded both the Residential Compact New Home award and the Colour in Design award.

ADNZ CEO, Astrid Andersen, said Maurice Reeger was a regular winner of the awards and always stunned with his beautifully designed holiday homes which make you want to escape and just get away from it all.

Matthew Janes of Pak Design was also a winner on the night, winning for his repurpose of the iconic BNZ building, now renamed 'The Strong Room'. The inspiration for the new name came from the discovery of an historical building report, which revealed that the basement held a 'strong-room' used for storing records.

The Strong Room was awarded the Commercial/Industrial Architectural Design award. Judges were impressed how Janes successfully modernised the building with high quality interiors while maintaining its position as a local landmark.