From a refurbishment undertaken in one of New Zealand’s most important heritage-listed properties to an engaging approach to the healthcare challenge, 11 finalists are vying for the Warren and Mahoney Civic, Health & Arts Property Award at the 2021 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.
A civic space is one that not only serves a public purpose – it also upholds and uplifts a community’s values, connects its citizens and creates a strong sense of belonging.
Whether it’s a library or a law court, a town hall or a theatre, the best civic, health and arts buildings balance beauty, budget and the application of new technology to deliver enduring long-term value.
Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is honoured to have provided commercial certainty towards the following nominated projects:
1. Auckland High Court Refurbishment
“The Auckland High Court, opened in 1868, is the largest and most used High Court in New Zealand – the feeling of history is palpable in these lovely old spaces, and this sympathetic refurbishment honours that history.” Richard Anderson
2. Christchurch Hospital Waipapa
“Innovative planning, adaptable design, wellness features and world-class technology come together to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead for human-centric care.” Neil O’Donnell
3. Eccles Building, Dunedin
“The world-class research support facility, appropriately named after the Nobel Prize winner Sir John (Jack) Eccles, brings together the brightest minds with the best design to solve some of our biggest challenges.” Chris Haines
4. Middlemore Hospital Tiaho Mai Acute Mental Health Unit, Auckland
“Tiaho Mai, which means ‘shining light’, demonstrates what can be achieved when extensive community engagement and co-design inspires innovative architectural solutions.” Richard Anderson
2021 marks 24 years since the prestigious property industry awards began.
RLB is proud to sponsor these awards once again, and to celebrate the vision and continuous dedication that underpins an exceptional built environment in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Winners will be announced at the 2021 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards on 24 November.