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City Centre: September 19, 2017

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8 seek | find | indulge CITY CENTRE inner C ity B uildings shortlisted in n Z arC hiteC ture awards As Christchurch’s inner city landscape unfolds, the New Zealand Architecture Awards judges have recognised a number of restoration and new architectural projects as finalists in its annual awards. The BNZ central city project, now a key landmark in the retail precinct of the central city, was designed by Sheppard & Rout Architects. Opened last year, it is a mixed-use development with retail, commercial and hospitality tenancies. Its design has been recognised in the Planning & urban section of the awards. The Christchurch Arts Centre Clock Tower and The Christchurch Club, were both significantly damaged during the earthquakes. Both of these historically cherished buildings had their restorations designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects – gaining the firm two finalist shortlistings in the heritage section of the awards. The Diver Apartment on Victoria St has earned architectural firm MAP a finalist position for its interior architecture. This modern suburban dwelling has been enhanced with soft, smokey hues contrasted against sharp modern lines. There were a total of 51 New Zealand projects shortlisted for the awards, with eight of them from Christchurch. The convenor of the awards jury, Arrowtown architect Louise Wright, said the relatively high number of shortlisted projects was testament to a strong year in New Zealand architecture. “The range and quality of recent architecture projects made it difficult to decide what to leave off the shortlist,” said Wright. She and fellow jury members, Auckland architects Lance Herbst and Jack Mckinney and Australian architect kerry Clare, will visit all of the shortlisted projects to decide the winners. “Auckland architecture is evidently booming and it’s good to see a stream of strong projects emerging in Christchurch,” Wright said. “The jury is also pleased that there are strong award contenders in the public architecture category.” The winners of this year’s New Zealand Architecture Awards will be announced in Auckland on November 10. THE NEW SUV FROM MINI. Introducing the all-new MINI Countryman, the the biggest most most adventurous MINI yet. Featuring improved driving comfort, a remarkably roomy interior and ALL4 all-wheel drive, the the new MINI Countryman stands as as the the ultimate all-rounder that’s ready to tackle whatever road your story takes you you on. on. Grab your sense of adventure and get behind the the wheel from $45,750*. Book a test drive now at at Christchurch MINI Garage. CHRISTCHURCH MINI GARAGE. 30 Manchester Street, Christchurch. Ph: 03 363 7240. Open 7 days. CHCHMINI.CO.NZ THE NEW MINI COUNTRYMAN. ADD STORIES. MIN0262 MIN0262 * Recommended Retail Price based on a standard MINI Countryman Cooper, includes GST, excludes on-road costs. Model shown with optional extras. See chchmini.co.nz or Christchurch MINI Garage for more information.

9 seek | find | indulge CITY CENTRE 2017 n ew Zealand a r C hiteC ture awards - ChristC hurC h Finalists Planning & Urban Design BNZ Centre, Christchurch by Sheppard & Rout Architects Enduring architecture finalist 18 Butler Street (1987), Christchurch by Maurice Mahoney Architect Heritage Christchurch Arts Centre Clock Tower & Great Hall by Warren and Mahoney Architects The Christchurch Club by Warren and Mahoney Architects Housing Fendalton Road House, Christchurch by Patterson Associates Interior Architecture Diver Apartment, Christchurch by MAP (2016) Public Architecture Christchurch North Methodist Church by Dalman Architects Small Project Architecture h01 house, Christchurch by Maguire and Harford Architects SpecialiSt in Brakes, clutches & cV’s cambelts Servicing & tuneups Batteries & tyres WOF’s 4WD Vehicles power steering repairs Wheel alignment - new machine Shock absorbers Qualified technicians “We service all cars” SuBaRu SpecialiSt On Site pH (03) 366 1305 cnR BaRBaDOeS & licHFielD StReet THE CLOTHING WAREHOUSE $1 PER ITEM FROM PER ITEM PRELOVED CLOTHING STOCK OUT DAILY Tasman Traders 61 MONTREAL ST | OPEN 6 DAYS | PH 365 0480 OPEN Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm CLOSED SUNDAYS