Honours for Ponsonby at Architecture Awards

Ponsonby projects have won in four categories at the 2017 Auckland Architecture Awards. Forty-five projects received honours this year, 13 more than in 2016, reflective of the building boom that has gripped Auckland in recent years.

Simmons undertook an ambitious tour of the 64 projects shortlisted for Auckland Architecture Awards with fellow jury members Hamish Monk, Murali Bhaskar and Raukura Turei, who are all architects, and lay juror Desna Jury, Pro Vice-Chancellor at AUT University.

The Auckland Architecture Awards are part of the nationwide New Zealand Architecture Awards programme run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. Through the awards, the NZIA aims to show why good architecture matters in the ongoing development of New Zealand’s cities, towns and communities.

Winning projects are eligible for shortlisting in the New Zealand Architecture Awards, which will be announced in November. www.nzia.co.nz