World Architecture Festival 2019 Awards: Warren and Mahoney shortlisted for five projects

The World Architectural Festival (WAF) has today announced the finalists for its 2019 awards, which include five projects by New Zealand architecture firm Warren and Mahoney.

The practice’s shortlisted projects feature across a diverse range of categories, from commercial to civic. The projects include a premium car showcase for Giltrap in Auckland, the historic restoration of Martinborough Waihinga Community Centre, and the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) in Auckland.

Managing director John Coop says the team at Warren and Mahoney is delighted to see a diverse range of projects receive this level of recognition on a global stage.

“With all of these projects, we worked closely with our clients and the community to understand the essential purpose and context behind a brief. It’s this collaborative approach which allows us to express identity and create places that people connect to and feel like they are a part of.

“As New Zealanders, we are outward looking and always seeking new creative possibilities, and WAF gives us the opportunity to take our designs to the world. To achieve five project finalists is evidence that our design approach is resonating beyond our shores,” says Coop.

WAF’s organisers noted this year’s competition received a record-breaking 1,000 entries, making a shortlist nomination a true feat. A total of 20 New Zealand projects and 12 architecture practices were recognised in this year’s programme.

Each of the category winners will be announced at the festival in November, and winners will go on to compete for the World Building of the Year award or the Future Project of the Year award.



119 Great North Road

Category: Completed Projects – Display

Giltrap Group’s building on Great North Road showcases the company’s premium automotive brands and includes three large office floors above and four levels of dedicated car storage and servicing below.

Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre

Category: Completed Projects – Old and New

Delivered in association with landscape architects Wraight and Associates, this project is centered around the restoration and extension of the 106-year-old Martinborough Town Hall into a bustling multi-purpose community hub, home to a Plunket, library, café, visitor centre and back-of-house support spaces.

12 Madden

Category: Completed Projects – Commercial

The 12 Madden project, located at the heart of the Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct (WQIP), is a 6-storey contemporary commercial building. The project successfully achieved a 6 Star Green Star rating, making it one of the most sustainable in the world.

Flock Hill Lodge

Category: Future Projects – House

Flock Hill Lodge is a private home in North Canterbury, located amongst dramatic landscapes and nearby to a 36,000-acre high country sheep station. The design of the homestead celebrates the early habitation of the landscape with heavy limestone elements that create rock-like formations. Delivered by Warren and Mahoney Architects in association with INOVO, TMCO RUAMOKO, Rough and Milne.

The New Zealand International Convention Centre

Category: Future Projects – Civic

Designed by Warren and Mahoney in association with Moller Architects and Woods Bagot, the NIZCC will be a uniquely urban convention centre and will act as the key venue in which New Zealand hosts the world. It is designed to reflect the character of our country and people and features major artworks by Sara Hughes and Peata Larkin.