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Memorial Park

By Memorial Park Competition, News

The Prime Minister has announced today that the Memorial Park is to be a Park, and not a motorway. Hooray for common sense, good taste, sensible planning, appropriate responses, and joined up thinking.

There has evidently been a fair bit of quiet contemplative thought going on Read More

20 under 40 results 2011

By 20u40, 20under40

The 20under40 competition has been completed for another year – and here’s a post to wrap up the results. Every year (or two) we run a competition to see how a collection of brilliant young architectural minds can work, in the challenging atmosphere of a 24 hour design competition. We start at 6pm one night, and finish at 6pm the following night. The exhausted remainder finish off with a party of drinks and nibbles and watch jealously at someone else’s work who had a far, far better idea. By the end of the weekend, prizes have been awarded and its all over, Rover. This year, the scenario was the alternative universe involving the rebirth of Wainuiomata.

A huge thanks to our Judges:
Margaret Willard
Trevor Mallard
Lucie Derosiers
Simon Twose

We think they made a quite good mix.

Prizes went to:
Collective Verb (Duncan Harding et al) : who swept the board really: they took out the Architectural Centre Prize, the Beca Prize, and the Gordon Harris Modelling Prize. Well done !

Team MG (Monique van Alphen Fye et al) : Resene Colour Prize, Gordon Harris Drawing Prize

Naga (Jestin Nordin) : McCashin Beer Prize

Gouda Life (Stuart Taylor et al) : there could be only one winner of the Cheesy Prize


Thanks to organising committee: Kate Linzey (who did most of the work, we hear), Matthew Lander, Dennis Chippendale and especially Rebecca McLaughlan who got roped in at the last minute!

And of course a massive great thank you to all our Sponsors, including:
Beca
NZIA
Resene
Gordon Harris
McCashin’s Brewery
and especially ProductSpec (aka Jon) who helped run the event. Cheers All !

Here it comes!

By 20u40, 20under40, AC COMPETITIONS

We are finally having a 20 under 40 competition!

Registration and briefing will occur at 6pm Friday March 4th, at the School of Architecture and Design, VUW – Vivien Street.

Submission is the same time and place the following evening, with a party to follow (venue ProductSpec, Holland Street).

Judging will be announced Sunday at 3pm. Judges include Lucie Desrosiers (Beca Senior urban designer), Trevor Mallard (MP for Hutt South), Margaret Willard (Councilor for Wainuiomata) and Simon Twose (Senior Lecturer VUW Architecture School).

There’ll be prizes galore – you gotta be in it to win it… or them!

Thanks to our sponsors: Beca, NZIA Wellington, Resene…

20 under 40 2011

By 20u40, 20under40, AC COMPETITIONS, EVENTS OTHER

ALL REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE DONATED TO THE RED CROSS EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

Registration and briefing will occur at 6pm Friday March 4th, at the School of Architecture and Design, VUW – Vivien Street.

Submission is the same time and place the following evening, with a party to follow (venue ProductSpec, Holland Street).

Judging will be announced Sunday at 3pm. Judges include Lucie Desrosiers (Beca Senior urban designer), Trevor Mallard (MP for Hutt South), and Simon Twose (Senior Lecturer VUW Architecture School.

There’ll be prizes galore – you gotta be in it to win it… or them!

Thanks to our sponsors: Beca, NZIA Wellington, Resene…

Basin Reserve Solution

By Comment, Memorial Park Competition, SUBMISSIONS

At last – Basin Reserve, the Movie:

You can play this here on YouTube:

It has taken us a while, and we still haven’t got a sound track, but at long last we have uploaded our movie on a possible solution to the impasse on the Basin Reserve. Please feel free to forward this link to anyone you might think would be interested. And, we look forward to your feedback.

A PLAY on TIME – 20under40 – 2009

By 20u40, 20under40

Returning in early 2009 after an absence of a couple of years, the 20 under 40 competition was once more staged by Arch Centre, this time with a concentration on the more relaxed side of Architecture – namely, a Play on Time. The brief was a short and gruesome one, set in the near distant future: the year is 2040 and New Zealand is once more in the grips of a depressing recession. Or perhaps that should be a receding depression. In any case, the good people of our fine country have lost the ability to laugh, to live, to love, to cry. The Ministry for Architecture is having dialogue with the Ministry of Play, and the Minister is about to unveil his plans for the new Play facility, when he is tragically run over on the new inner-city Monorail. The brief is for the entrants to piece together the remnants of the bloodied brief and put together their own vision of what a facility for Play might be. Read More