ALL 2013 AWARD ENTRIES

21 Oct 2013 - Concrete masonry helped fulfil the design parameters for this striking home. The use of a double skin 200 series and 100 series block cladding, laid in a random manner and then covered with a plaster system, serve as a structural display board for artworks as well as heat sinks.
20 Oct 2013 - This home which backs onto the upper Waitemata Harbour is in effect a large scale piece of sculpture built around the personalities of its owners. Massive concrete walls, poured in-situ, stand as monoliths, with the house weaving around them in a journey from street to water.
19 Oct 2013 - This project involved the seismic upgrade of the existing Karori Tunnel, which now has a heavily reinforced concrete portal constructed at each end that is anchored into the surrounding rock with 15m long rock anchors. Part of the scope of work was to re-create the original heritage portal facades.
18 Oct 2013 - This toilet design can be transposed to different site contexts and be adapted to reflect different environments. Additionally the challenge with this type of structure where vandalism is rife is to overcome this without the building becoming the proverbial “Brick Shit House”.
17 Oct 2013 - With the ability to cast full height panels on site the decision was made to use concrete as the primary structural system for this new Christchurch hotel structure. The building was designed to the new structural code, which involved complex 3D seismic computer analysis.
16 Oct 2013 - A sense of light and space fills this impressive rural property in the Wairarapa. Trombe walls, along with superior levels of insulation and glazing, along with a north facing position ensure energy efficiency is enhanced. A fact demonstrated by a 5 Green Star Home Star rating of 'New Zealand Excellence'.
15 Oct 2013 - New park landscapes and amenities were implemented to serve the community and retail/hospitality outlets. These utilised a concrete design on the Fruitgrowers Chemical Company site in Mapua, formerly recognised by MfE as “NZ’s most contaminated site”.
14 Oct 2013 - The four level Statistics NZ building in Dollans Lane, Christchurch sustained significant damage during the Canterbury earthquakes. Rather than demolishing the building, a programme for repairs was implemented that increased the seismic lateral load resisting capacity to over 100% NBS.
13 Oct 2013 - The concrete structure and cladding of this 3 level house provide a range of advantages, including an efficient structural system. Concrete's thermal mass help control the internal temperature, while the increased lifespan of a concrete building reflects well in terms of the embodied energy.
12 Oct 2013 - Geyser is NZ's first certified 6 Green Star Commercial Development. It champions best practice in sustainability, including the astute use of concrete, by maximising and rationalizing the array of sustainability attributes and providing immediate and long term benefits to stakeholders.
11 Oct 2013 - The new Faculty of Health building is a large, multi-functional learning environment, with state of the art technologies used to fully support pedagogies. The use of specific materials, including the poetic use of concrete, has created an open environment which completely engages with learning.
10 Oct 2013 - Using this unique formwork panel system creates a low maintenance structure of solid concrete. Impact resistant both externally and internally, well insulated, and requiring low energy contributions to maintain a liveable environment, an ABC home provides an all-weather solution.
09 Oct 2013 - This two storey house sits above the Shotover River and uses the idea of a concrete 'cloak' (korowhai) to contain the building's accommodation aesthetically and functionally. The use of concrete throughout generates a rich language for the 'materiality' of the residence as well as addressing the local context.

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