Issue 45 – December 2012
Athfield Architects has taken out the 2012 Supreme Concrete3 Sustainability Award for its extensive refurbishment of the new Christchurch Civic Building on Hereford Street. The award, presented at the recent New Zealand Concrete Conference in Hamilton, recognised the transformation of what was the New Zealand Post Building into an architectural statement that adds tremendous value to Christchurch, says Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) chief executive Rob Gaimster.
The judging panel applauded Athfield Architects for the way in which significant changes were made to the existing concrete building, creating spectacular work and interactive spaces without losing the original architectural and industrial heritage.
On their way to the top prize, the Athfield Architects team were also presented with the Excellence in Commercial Concrete Construction.
→ Read more(http://www.sustainableconcrete.org.nz/page/awards.aspx?year=2012) on the awards.
Summarised from the Concrete3 website.