2023 Nelson/Marlborough Architecture Awards Winner
The New Zealand Wine Centre – Te Pokapū Wāina o Aotearoa
The Wine Centre exhibits a sensitive response to place and the wider environment, while providing a focal point for a number of disparate elements. Given a complex relationship between existing buildings, this new addition seamlessly draws them all together. The large verandah not only makes a strong entrance statement, as it draws users in from the surrounding courtyard, but also provides a collaborative public space. Clear pathways are created between existing and future buildings. Inside, a series of communal spaces have been designed with a strong focus on acoustic performance. This is achieved using both ceiling and wall panels, creating an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional interior.