Warren and Mahoney wins award at the 2018 World Architecture Festival

New Zealand architectural firm Warren and Mahoney has received an award at the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

The practice was recognised with an award in the Education Future Project Category for the AgResearch Joint Facility at Lincoln University (Christchurch) in association with Woods Bagot, Boffa Miskell and LabWorks.

Pictured – The AgResearch Joint Facility at Lincoln University which won an award at the 2018 World Architecture Festival

Held in Amsterdam this year, the WAF festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture and boasts the only global awards program where architects present projects to a live panel of internationally renowned judges and delegates.

Warren and Mahoney Managing Director John Coop said the firm’s recognition in this year’s awards demonstrates its commitment to reflecting an understanding of identity, place and community in the design process.

“The project we’ve been awarded for is emblematic of Warren and Mahoney’s approach to our work with clients and their stakeholders. Our process is grounded in driving conversation before design, sharing our ideas with authentic generosity and ultimately creating spaces that connect people. We’re honoured to see this approachreceiving international recognition among this year’s competitive and highly qualified field.”

The design was praised for how it was able to connect potential partners from different organisations in shared research spaces, and for its use of traditional Māori wayfinding to guide pathways between the facility and surrounding campus. Its design was informed by consultation with local iwi and inspired by the lush and fertile agricultural land of New Zealand’s surrounding countryside.

Jonathan Coote said, “The Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility offers a progressive model for industry collaboration. We are thrilled to see our design, informed by the mission to break the barriers to sharing research among scientists, academics and industry recognised on an international stage.”

Warren and Mahoney was also shortlisted for awards in the following categories;

The University of Waikato Marae and Multi-Purpose Facility in Hamilton
Category: Education Future Project

Waterview Connection in Auckland in partnership with Boffa Miskell and the Well Connected Alliance
Category: Transport Completed Project

The Memorial Bridge in Christchurch
Category: Transport Completed Project