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Christchurch art museum Ravenscar House took the top gong, with incredible projects from round New Zealand ranking on the awards table.
The 2022 awards mark the 10-year anniversary of the prestigious New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, owned and run by Registered Master Builders. For the first time, the awards were held in Christchurch at Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre, which itself won the Civic Project Award.
Ravenscar House, constructed by HRS Construction, also took out the Tourism and Leisure Project Award, along with the award for projects valued between $10 million and $25 million. The project brought Ravenscar House, a grand architectural wonder, back to life in a new and more central location following irreparable damage during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Prior to the earthquakes, the Wakefield family’s dream was for their home to be used for the public display of their impressive art collection in a 'house museum'. The judges said the resulting Ravenscar House meant their vision became reality in a new and exciting way that suited modern Christchurch. The new Ravenscar House and its art collection can now be enjoyed for generations to come in a statement building that reflects both the brutalism and gothic revival styles of central Christchurch.
The new Ravenscar House incorporates key designs from its original namesake, such as the four main rooms designed in the same dimensions as the original principal rooms. Constructed from pre-cast concrete made from crushed bricks from the original home, as well as rubble from other cherished Christchurch buildings, the new Ravenscar House has truly become a part of the rebuilt city.
Farmers Building (Wellington) – Heritage/Restoration Project Award
Foodstuffs North Island Head Office (Auckland) – CARTERS Commercial Project Award, Sustainability Award
Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori art Gallery (Whangārei) – Special Award
Kotuitui Development Stage 2 (Auckland) – Winstone Wallboards Residential Project Award
Kristin School Tūrama (Auckland) – Value Award Commercial Project $1 – $3 million
MediaWorks Radio Fit Out (Auckland) – Resene Commercial Fit out Award
Murney Main (Ashburton) – Value Award Commercial Project $3 – $10 million
Ormiston Town Centre (Auckland) – Retail Project Award
QT Hotel (Auckland) – Value Award Commercial Project Over $25 million
Ravenscar House (Christchurch) – Altus Window Systems Tourism & Leisure Project Award, Value Award Commercial Project $10 – $25 million, Supreme Award for the 2022 NZ Commercial Project
Steelfort Showroom and Distribution Centre (Auckland) – Industrial Project Award
Sunyata Yoga Retreat (Rocklands) – Value Award Commercial Project Under $1 million
Te Hononga, Hundertwasser Memorial Park (Kawakawa) – Innovation Award
Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre (Christchurch) – Civic Project Award
TechPark, Manukau Institute of Technology (Auckland) – Construction Marketing Services Education Project Award
Toka Hāpai Selwyn Health Hub (Christchurch) – Health Project Award