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PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 COFFEY EDUCATION AND ARTS PROPERTY AWARD EXCELLENCE AWARDS VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON CAMPUS HUB — BEST IN CATEGORY PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL Property Industry Awards 2013 OWNER AND DEVELOPER the Victoria University Victoria University of Wellington The new Hub at of Wellington is the cornerstone of the transformation of the university’s main campus. The Hub has introduced a true heart to the Kelburn campus, offering students a bustling, vibrant central courtyard space and providing a first-class student experience. Judges’ Comments Victoria University’s new Hub overcame the challenging topography and poor connectivity between several existing buildings to give the Kelburn Campus a heart. With economy and apparent simplicity, the project elegantly resolves a complexity of financial, physical, academic, and social requirements to exceed all expectations. ARCHITECT Athfield and Architectus STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Dunning Thornton Consultants SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Beca FIRE ENGINEER Holmes Fire & Safety FACADE ENGINEER Aurecon QUANTITY SURVEYOR Rider Levett Bucknall CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LT McGuinness and Mainzeal Construction PROJECT MANAGER Victoria University of Wellington PAUL KEANE GYMNASIUM, ST MARY’S COLLEGE, AUCKLAND Intelligently designed to get the best from the functional needs and structural solutions, the new 2023m2 St Mary’s College gymn asium, offers a state-of-the-art, yet commercially sound facility. With its monumental frontage and open edge, this multipurpose gymnasium sits on a 2900m2 site and defines the courtyard at the heart of the school, bringing with it activity and energy. OWNER AND DEVELOPER St Mary’s College Auckland ARCHITECT AND PROJECT MANAGER RCG STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Thorne Dwyer Structures SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Ecubed Building Workshop QUANTITY SURVEYOR Dean, Murray & Partners CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Robert Cunningham Construction Education Judges’ Comments This multipurpose gymnasium and classroom complex is an economical and functional solution to increasing student numbers without compromising good design. Lowmaintenance materials have been used, and the building fits into the college master plan. MERITS Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford • Te Mirumiru Early Childhood Centre, Kawakawa 80 search | save | share at