2013 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Wellington Zoo Hub Kamalas Pavilion
An adventure in architecture and fabrication, this project evinces its authors’ enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and determination to realise the full potential of the brief and extract the maximum return from the budget. The innovative and painstaking form-making of the pavilion frame demonstrates a strong and generative interest in materials and the craft of assembly, and the benefits of collaborating with an engineer as talented as Alistair Cattanach. Also handled well is the link between the pavilion and the former elephant house, a building redesigned to work hard so that its neighbour has the space to display its elegance.