2015 AAA Visionary Architecture Awards – Winners
The 2015 AAA Visionary Architecture Awards were fantastic! We celebrated Auckland future leaders in architectural thinking and showcased their work at the best venue in town, the Auckland Art Gallery.
The awards programme, now in its 24th year running, attracted 139 entries this year, which were shortlisted to 34 for final judging and the exhibition. The pool of work on the display at the Art Gallery was strong, in particular the student work.
The AAA Visionary Architecture Awards (previously the Unbuilt Architecture Awards) recognises and encourages unrestrained conceptual ideas in the field of architecture, some are pure theory, while some are already in the process of being built.
Held on Tuesday the 17th of November, the night was kicked off by a lecture delivered by lead judge Rewi Thompson on School of Architecture student work which contemplates and proposes ways to reconnect Auckland to the Waitemata Harbour.
The awards ceremony, attended by 220 of the finest architecture enthusiasts, celebrated the winners of this years 3 categories; Student, Conceptual and Work in Progress.
Open: Conceptual Category
Winner: Moving Grounds; Irrupting Three Kings’ Inverted Volcanoes, by Zee Shake Lee
Runner-Up: Te Whare Tapu o Ngapuhi: ‘An Architectural Response to Taonga Revitalisation’ , by Rameka Alexander- Tu’inukuafe
The Golden Theatre, by Jonathan A Gibb
Aftermath of the Spectacle, by Linbing (Fatina) CHEN
Open: Work in Progress Category
Lauder III, by Stuart Taylor
Sea Whare, by Hana Scott, Gaelle Mirande Broucas, Nick Sayes, Shelly Lin
Winner: Post Civic, by Robert Pak
Runner-Up: Whakapapa o Tamaki Makaurau, by Hana Greer
Striated Territories, Uncovering Latent Cultural Practices, by Guy Newton
Printed City, by Liam Stumbles
Memory of the Southern Sky, by Daniel Yang
Manichean Geometries, by Eleanor Glenton
Thanks to the Judges, Rewi Thompson, Lynda Simmons, Dean Mackenzie and Chris Darby, and to the Auckland Art Gallery for providing the best venue in town, and to all our entrants.