2020 Western Architecture Awards Winner
Te Ao Nui
Challenged by a requirement to provide an Importance Level 4 building capable of post-disaster operation, the architects have responded by providing a well-designed commercial building in a fringe CBD location. The scale of the building is managed through some smart design decisions and enhanced by the mixed material palette. Sustainability is key to the building design, with energy efficiency and thermal performance well considered throughout. This building is an exemplar for commercial developments in the provinces.