Devonport Architects’ Creativity Wins Award

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Newmarket Station

Newmarket Station

Devonport architecture practices Herriot + Melhuish : Architecture Ltd (HMA) and Dave Pearson Architects Ltd have received design awards in Public Architecture and Heritage Architecture from the New Zealand Institute of Architects as part of the 2010 Auckland Architecture Awards.

Herriot + Melhuish : Architecture Ltd received a Public Architecture Award in association with Opus International Consultants for the design of the new Newmarket Railway Station which open earlier this year, as part of the upgrade of the Auckland railway network. Ken Davis of Herriot + Melhuish : Architecture Ltd explained that the new steel and glass station building provides generous, light filled, sheltered public spaces which straddle and connect to the railway tracks below. The judges described the building as “an elegant vertical slip of a station” which “emphasised the joys of railway travel.”

Dave Pearson Architects received Heritage Award in association with Warren and Mahoney and Woods Bagot( Australia) for the integration of the 1940’s Jean Batten Building with the new Deloitte Office Tower at 80 Queens Street. The award recognised that building would have otherwise been demolished if it had not been able to be incorporated into the new development.

Newmarket Station II

Newmarket Station II

Both Herriot + Melhuish : Architecture Ltd (HMA) and Dave Pearson Architects Ltd were part of the design team with Opus International Consultants that oversaw the conversion of the historic Navy Mining Buildings at Torpedo Bay in Devonport into the new Navy Museum.

Other local architects Julie Stout and David Mitchell of Mitchell Stout Architects received a Residential Award for a “strange and compelling” house on Waiheke Island.”

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