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2014′s Earthquake Strengthening Awards showcased another inspiring array of seismic upgrade projects, demonstrating to building owners and the public what is possible in the strengthening of earthquake prone buildings, and their adaptive re-use.

The awards were judged by a panel of engineers and architects, and were assessed according to both engineering and architectural standards.

All entries were displayed publicly at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, at the NZSEE Conference March 2014. Congratulations to the winners of the award categories below, and all entrants for the quality of the projects submitted:


Overall winner & Best Adaptive Re-use:

312 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Architect: Athfield Architects
Engineer: Dunning Thornton Consultants

Best Engineering Solution:

University of Auckland Library Building, Alfred St, Auckland
Architect: Warren and Mahoney
Engineer: Dunning Thornton Consultants

Heritage Award:

The Arts Centre of Christchurch Registry Building, 301 Montreal St, Christchurch
Architect: Warren and Mahoney
Engineer: Holmes Consulting Group

Highly commended – Commercial:

Australis Nathan, 36-42 Customs Street, Auckland
Architect: Peddle Thorp
Engineer: Holmes Consulting Group


Other entries available to view:

14 Midas Place, Christchurch

Huddart Parker Building, Wellington

Re-home SPCA, Wellington

New Regent Street, Christchurch

University of Auckland Library building, Auckland

Fendalton Church, Christchurch

Rob Roy Hotel, Auckland