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PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 WARREN AND MAHONEY SPECIAL PURPOSE PROPERTY AWARD EXCELLENCE AWARDS TE URU TAUMATUA, TANEATUA – BEST IN CATEGORY PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL Property Industry Awards 2013 Te Uru Taumatua, the new Tuhoe headquarters in Taneatua, near Whakatane, follows guidelines for the Living Building Challenge. As one of the most sustainable buildings in New Zealand, it has zero environmental impact, creating its own electricity from solar panels. It was built using local labour and locally sourced, renewable materials, including timber milled from Tuhoe’s own forests. Judges’ Comments Built to the most rigorous philosophy that strives towards social justice, cultural richness and ecological harmony, this transformational building is the flagship for the wellbeing and future of the Tuhoe people. It trailblazes new standards for responsible building, demonstrating true sustainability. OWNER AND DEVELOPER Te Uru Taumatua Trust ARCHITECT Jasmax STRUCTURAL ENGINEER mlb Consulting Engineers SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Beca QUANTITY SURVEYOR Davis Langdon CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AND PROJECT MANAGER Arrow International (NZ) ESD CONSULTANT AND LIVING BUILDING FACILITATOR Tricia Love Consultants CHRISTCHURCH TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL The Transitional Cathedral is a disaster relief architecture project, designed by architect Shigeru Ban in response to the damaged Christchurch Cathedral from the 2011 February quake. Originally conceived as a temporary response, the cathedral is now a permanent feature on the Christchurch skyline. The building is a simple form, but with a complex twisted roof shape. Constructed with novel building materials, and designed by an international architect, this is a complex funding model with probono support and a very significant profile locally, nationally and internationally. OWNER Church Property Trust DEVELOPER ChristChurch Cathedral ARCHITECT Shigeru Ban Architects with Warren and Mahoney Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Holmes Consulting Group SERVICES ENGINEER Powell Fenwick QUANTITY SURVEYOR AND PROJECT MANAGER Beca CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Naylor Love Construction FIRE ENGINEER Holmes Fire STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW Structex GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANT Aurecon Judges’ Comments Every element of the design and construction is impressive and the national and international accolades are well deserved. MERITS Elective Surgery Centre, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland • Kapiti Coast District Council Civic Administration Building, Wellington 94 search | save | share at