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2024 Auckland Architecture Award Winners Announced

15 May 2024

Forty-three architectural projects have been deemed the very best in the Auckland region in Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards.

The winners span 12 categories and a geographical region that extends from South Auckland to Northland. 

Te Iwitahi — Whangārei Civic Centre received a Commercial Architecture award for TEAM Architects Auckland. The local Council hub was designed according to biophilic principles, features two green-walled stairways and a four-storey atrium, and was commended by the jury for its “universal multi-cultural themes and a strong tikanga Māori narrative”.  

In Auckland’s CBD, Te Mātāwai by MODE was recognised in the Planning & Urban Design category for reinventing public housing on Greys Ave. An innovative mixed-use project that includes 276 homes operated by Kāinga Ora, it features an innovative design plan that includes medical services, a Homestar 7 rating, and warm, dry residences for the previously unhoused. 

“Clever, thoughtful architectural intervention can create a building that delivers so much more than the client’s expectations,” says jury convenor, architect Wendy Shacklock, of this year’s recipients. “We were pleased to see a diverse range of exceptional multi-unit housing projects come to fruition and some exquisitely detailed interiors, both commercial and residential.”  

In the Housing categories, six new homes were awarded, along with three renovations. Paper House by Crosson Architects, a dwelling that is small on square metres but large on personality will receive a Small Project Architecture award, with the jury commending its “clever design response… the house is playful and the compact plan exudes spatial generosity by virtue of a north-facing, double-height living space.” 

A mechanic’s garage transformed into a chic photographer’s studio by Pac Studio is also a Small Project Architecture winner.  

Shacklock was joined on the jury by Nick Barratt-Boyes of Studio of Pacific Architecture, Gabrielle Luong of Malcolm Walker Architects, Professor Anthony Hoete of University of Auckland and landscape architect Bridget Gilbert. 

View all the winners and read citations here.

Commercial Architecture  

Kā Uri, Awanui by Glamuzina Architects  

Tāwharau Lane Development by JWA Architects 

Hawaikirangi by RCG and Studio Pasifika  

New Bricks on the Block by RTA Studio  

The Suites by Studio John Irving and JWA Architects in association  

Te Iwitahi — Whangārei Civic Centre by TEAM Architects Auckland  

Deloitte Centre — Te Kaha by Warren and Mahoney Architects  

HB Central by Warren and Mahoney Architects 

Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel by Warren and Mahoney Architects  



Massey Innovation Complex by Athfield Architects  

Bear Park Early Learning Centre, Hobsonville by Dave Pearson Architects  

Ngākōroa School by Jasmax  

University of Auckland B201 Building by Jasmax 

Onehunga Primary School by Jasmax  


Enduring Architecture 

Cathedral Nave | Holy Trinity Cathedral (1995) by Professor Richard Toy 

Musick Point Memorial Radio Station (1942) by Public Works Department 



Auckland Domain Wintergarden Restoration and Seismic Upgrade by Salmond Reed Architects 



Ric’s by Studio John Irving 



Ōwairaka House by Athfield Architects  

Dorset House by Guy Tarrant Architects 

Daniels Reef Lookout by Matter  

Parirau by Megan Edwards Architects 

Glider by Studio John Irving  

Bird/Seed house by Vaughn McQuarrie  


Housing—Alterations & Additions  

Ridge House by Keshaw McArthur  

Kororā Retreat by SGA — Strachan Group Architects  

Little Shoal Bay by Studio John Irving  


Housing—Multi Unit  

Kōtuitui Terraces by Crosson Architects  

Boathouse Bay by Crosson Architects  

Edition by Monk MacKenzie  

The Ōwairaka Collection by Stevens Lawson Architects   


Interior Architecture  

Te Tihi — Aurecon Auckland by Warren and Mahoney Architects  

Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel by Warren and Mahoney Architects and Space Studio in association 

Greenwood Roche by Wingate Architects  

Anthony Harper by Wingate Architects  


Planning & Urban Design  

Puriri Park Road by Architectus  

Hayman Park Playground: Playtower & Kiosk by Athfield Architects and Wraight + Associates (Wā) in association  

Tāmaki Employment Precinct Masterplan by Isthmus Group and Furlong Kain in association  

Te Mātāwai by MODE 


Public Architecture  

Kaipātiki Eco Hub by Athfield Architects  


Small Project Architecture  

Paper House by Crosson Architects 

The Boat House by Michael Cooper Architects  

Common Space Studio by Pac Studio