Studio Pacific Architecture’s bold design gesture creates a striking, sculptural gateway for the Nelson Tasman Region was a testament to picking up The Sir Miles Warren award for Excellence in Commercial Architecture in last night’s New Zealand Institute of Architects awards.
Nelson Airports brief was for an Airport terminal that operated efficiently and sustainably, as both a transportation hub and viable business and has certainly been achieved.
The judges say
“The Nelson Airport terminal is a great hovering timber tent that celebrates the excitement of air travel. The building is an examplar of passive systems, including north-facing facade solar chimneys for tempering air and passice stack ventilation for fresh air and cooling in the hotter months”.
“The design process is a testament to what can be achieved with a strong design team using integrated design process, not only in New Zealand but globally for all passive buildings. Nelson Airport is set to become a defining moment for Nelson and for New Zealand regional architecture, and an attraction in its own right”.
The success of Studio Pacifics vision aligned to Nelson Airports brief and excellent project team Aesculus standing beside us with guidance and support during the five and a half year process has been paramount to this success.
A wonderful welcome to start your experience in our stunning region.