Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Taihape building wins Western Architecture Award

Copeland Associates Architects have been recognised with an award at the Western Architecture Awards 2024 for Rangitikei District Council’s Nga Awa Block building in Taihape.

The awards judges selected the Nga Awa Block for the Public Architecture Award.

Of the winning building, the judges stated: “Elegantly poised on multiple edges of paddock, field and tennis courts, this carefully composed building provides shelter and varied vantage points to the adjacent sporting activities. A generous verandah wraps the building edge, providing shelter, circulation and fleeting interaction between teams, whatever the outcome of the match. Robust exterior detailing sits comfortably with the joyous riot of structural colour of colonnade posts and beams. The kids can throw a ball around without limit. A considered understanding of the building’s performance and energy use, as well as robust interior finishes and the best referees viewing platform in the land, contribute to a building that can make this community proud.”

The Nga Awa Block also received the Resene Colour Award, with judges saying that “the punch of colour is carried through from exterior to interior, referencing the surrounding local flora and history, helping to ground and confirm the building as a community asset.”

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