Congratulations to Auckland Art Gallery for winning the 2012 NZ Architecture Medal. On top of its win in the NZ Museum Awards in April, the gallery’s architects FJMT and Archimedia took away the top honour in last Friday’s Resene NZ Institute of Architects Awards. As well as the new development, Auckland Art Gallery won a heritage architecture award for Salmon Read Architects’ work on the old library building.
Congratulations also to MOTAT and Studio Pacific Architecture for their award in the environmental category for the aviation display hall. Its great to see galleries and museums getting recognition for their contribution to the built environment as well as the cultural and social.
See http://homenewzealand.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/new-zealand-architecture-medal-2012.html for some quotes on the night.