ADNZ/Resene 2008 Nelson/Marlborough
Regional Design Awards
The winners of the 2008 ADNZ/Resene Nelson and Marlborough Regional Design Awards will be announced at a function at Trailways Motor Inn in Nelson on Friday 11 July.
Architectural Designers New Zealand Inc (ADNZ) was formed to promote and develop the professional skills and services offered by its members, who are all specialists in building design and construction. Its annual award programme, the ADNZ/Resene Design Awards aims to celebrate architectural design excellence, boost design standards and acknowledge the creative influence of ADNZ members.
The Nelson and Marlborough Awards were judged in 11 categories by Registered Architect Richard Carver from Nelson-based architectural practice Red Box Architects, Registered Master Builder Brian Mazure, and Professional ADNZ member Peter Davis from AD Architecture in Paraparaumu.
Mark Fielding of Ecotect took home four awards, including Residential Alterations and Additions award for the McIlroy/Hayward House, with the judges noting the “careful and sympathetic approach” that was taken to extending the existing 1920s bungalow, and a “well executed use of materials” enhancing the original character of the home.
Mark Fielding of Ecotect also came top of the list for Residential Interiors for the Overend House, thanks to the “simple appealing approach to create a very liveable and interesting space for all seasons,” being noted by the judges, as well as the use of natural light and open space that make the dwelling seem more than its 128sqm. The dwelling also saw the designer as a finalist in the Residential New Single Dwelling category up to 250sqm.
The other categories that Mark Fielding of Ecotect topped were the Special Projects and the Sustainable Design awards categories. The first was won for the Solabode project - a concept for a passive solar dwelling that is energy efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable, at just $150k. The second was taken for the Cooke House – a new passive solar eco house, a similarly sustainable, energy efficient project.
Mark Fielding, of Ecotect, was also a finalist in the Distinctive Design category for the Freeman House project, and thrice a finalist in the Roof Design category, once with the Hill Residence – with roofing material that “fits perfectly with the design of the house”, once with the Muirden House in Nelson, and a third time with the Horrell Robb House, the roof of which is designed to look like a hanglider overlooking Nelson.