With the year coming to a close it was once again time for the NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Awards.
During Tuesday and Wednesday the 12 finalists – 4 each from the architecture schools of Auckland University, Victoria University and Unitec – each presented their project for the three judges.
The finalists were:
UNITEC â€“ Department of Architecture
AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY â€“ School of Architecture and Planning
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON â€“ Faculty of Architecture and Design
Te Ari Prendergast
I attended many of the presentations and was most impressed with not only the work on display but the depth of research and thinking behind the projects.
Wednesday evening saw a lecture from Dr Nigel BertramÂ followed by the official part of the evening. All 12 finalists were recognised before the winner and two highly commended awards were presented.
Roger Wilson “Transcendent Site: The Resurrection of Denniston”
Min Tian “Adipaetopia: The Co-Evolution Between the Born and the Made”
Erxin Shang “A Pulpitumic School”
Being involved in New Zealands’ premier Student Design Awards for Architecture is a greatÂ privilegeÂ and once again I’d like to congratulate all those who made it through to the finals.
Below is a few photos from the top 3: