After visiting all 53 shortlisted projects this past August, the jury, chaired by Auckland architect Richard Goldie, selected 17 winners. The winners were announced during a celebratory dinner at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington last week.
Four of the winning projects received further distinction in receiving Named Awards in the categories of public architecture, education, housing, and commercial architecture.
Goldie was delighted to experience a wide variety of high-quality architecture across New Zealand. “The good news is that New Zealanders across the country are expecting more of the buildings in their towns and cities,” Goldie said in a statement. “And rightly so — every community should have buildings that set a benchmark for quality and usability.”