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2023 Canterbury Architecture Awards shortlist

17 March 2023

Forty-eight projects have been shortlisted in the 2023 Canterbury Architecture Awards.

The shortlisted projects were selected from entries in the awards programme of the Canterbury branch of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects.

The shortlist was compiled by a jury led by Craig South (South Architects) and also included architects Lisa Webb (studio/LWA), Ekin Sakin (Christchurch City Council), Dennis Chippindale (CO-STUDIO), and lay juror Phil Paterson.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 10 May 2023 at the Christchurch Town Hall. Get your tickets now.

See below for images of the shortlisted projects, which are:

Commercial Architecture
Cotters Building by A E Architects
Lake Brunner Service Centre by David A Smith Architects and Dominic Hassan Architect in association
12 Oxford Terrace by MAP
Apartment 41 by MC Architecture Studio
Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch by Sheppard & Rout Architects
BrainTree Wellness Centre by Wilson & Hill Architects

Te Aratai College by Architectus
Atawhai Rangi Ruru - Multi Purpose Sports Centre by Fulton Ross Team Architects and McIldowie Partners

St Andrews at Rangi Ruru by Fulton Ross Team Architects
The MED Building by Three Sixty Architecture
The Observatory Hotel and Observatory Tower, The Arts Centre of Christchurch by Warren and Mahoney Architects and Dave Pearson Architects in association
Lawrie Wilson Building by Wilson & Hill Architects
Dorset Street Flats by Young Architects

Ocean View Terrace House by AW Architects
Stream Side House by Common
Biv Punakaiki by Fabric
Peep House by Fabric
Modern Residence by Johnston Architects
Triptych by Johnstone Callaghan Architects
Parsons House by MC Architecture Studio
Bowenvale House by Meta Architects
Taylor’s Mistake House by New Work Studio/Tim Nees Architects
Los Panorama by PRau
Z House by RTA Studio
Sandhill House by Sheppard & Rout Architects
FLOCKHILL Homestead by Warren and Mahoney Architects
Hillsborough House by Wilson & Hill Architects

Housing—Alterations & Additions
Villa1899 by Borrmeister Architects
Cass Bay House by MC Architecture Studio
Conference Street House by Wilson & Hill Architects

Housing—Multi Unit
Seager Park Residences by AQA Alessandro Quadrelli Architetto
Fletcher Living - Worcester Terraces by Sheppard & Rout Architects

Interior Architecture
112 Cashel by AW Architects, Kirkcaldie and Halliburton Gibbons in association
PwC Christchurch by Warren and Mahoney Architects
IHF Health Club Fitout by Wilson & Hill Architects
Lovoir Fitout by Wilson & Hill Architects

Public Architecture
The Jim Wakefield Pavilion by Athfield Architects
Fonua Mana by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture
Methven Library by Crosson Architects
Holy Trinity Church, Avonside by Tennent Brown Architects
MainPower Stadium, Waimakariri (Waimakariri Indoor Sports Centre) by Warren and Mahoney Architects
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre by Woods Bagot, Woods Bagot NZ and Warren and Mahoney Architects in association

Small Project Architecture
Chapel Addition - St Mark’s Anglican Church, Opawa by Chaplin Crooks Architects
Harbour View Cabin by Common
250 Kilmore: 'Restoration preserves heritage charm' by Fulton Ross Team Architects
The Cowshed by Johnstone Callaghan Architects
Totara Pavilion by MC Architecture Studio
St Albans Catholic Chapel by WSP Architecture