New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 83

PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 AUT SIR PAUL REEVES BUILDING, AUCKLAND PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL Property Industry Awards 2013 The 20,000m2 Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT University is a transformational precinct of flexible and adaptable learning spaces arranged around a central atrium and three new public plazas. It links new and existing buildings with a diverse range of learning environments. Judges’ Comments This building has transformed the university, providing vital linkages and a critical hub for the AUT campus. The building has a central atrium at its heart, flanked by three lecture theatres wrapped in a sculptural timber cloak. The ten-storey tower offers a range of flexible and adaptable learning spaces, which has allowed undergraduate teaching to be moved from poor-quality leased space off site onto the main campus. OWNER AND DEVELOPER AUT University ARCHITECT Jasmax STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Beca QUANTITY SURVEYOR Rider Levett Bucknall CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Fletcher Construction PROJECT MANAGER Hargrave Group NEW ZEALAND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY, AUCKLAND This development involved the conversion of an industrial warehouse-office building into a modern tertiary education and training facility in Mt Wellington. The success of the project came through innovative design to overcome limitations of the existing building and achieve the client’s project budgets. Judges’ Comments This development is an innovative and highly cost-effective conversion of an existing industrial warehouse into a successful tertiary education and training facility. Within a keen budget, the empty industrial space has been transformed into a comfortable, functional and visually stunning learning and social environment. OWNER Dilworth Trust DEVELOPER New Zealand Management Academies ARCHITECT Godward Guthrie Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Harrison Grierson ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Rigel Consultants MECHANICAL AND HYDRAULICS ENGINEER 22 Degrees ACOUSTIC AND FIRE ENGINEER Aurecon QUANTITY SURVEYOR White Associates CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Brosnan Construction PROJECT MANAGER Greenstone Group KITCHEN DESIGNER PTK Food Service Consultants PLANNERS Positive Planning search | save | share at 81