The year’s best architecture has been announced at a celebratory dinner at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. This year’s awards jury, which was led by Auckland architect Richard Goldie and included Wellington architect John Melhuish, Dunedin architect Andrea Bell and Melbourne architect Amy Muir, visited 53 shortlisted buildings on a nationwide tour in August.
Amano, designed by McKinney and Windeatt Architects in, won the award for hospitality. Goldie said it was a pleasure to encounter such a wide range of accomplished architectural projects.
“The good news is that New Zealanders across the country are expecting more of the buildings in their towns and cities,” he said. “And rightly so – every community should have buildings that set a benchmark for quality and usability.”