Dunedin Heritage Re-use Awards @Wall Street mall

This year’s Dunedin Heritage Re-use Award winners will be announced later this week at Wall Street mall.

The Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and sensitivity in the re-use of heritage buildings in Dunedin and include categories for earthquake strengthening, interiors and overall re-use. A student design competition is also held during the year, which challenges students to develop innovative solutions to the re-use of Dunedin’s older buildings.

If not invited to the Awards Ceremony check out the exhibition during shop hours. The board display is located near Marbecks cafe and the Lifts at Wall Street. [● Inconveniently. the exhibition closed on the night of the Awards, Wednesday 26 March]

Enticements. Here’s a selection of student ‘re-use’ studies for the Athenaeum in the lower Octagon, taken by cameraphone on Friday. The building is owned by entrepreneur Lawrie Forbes.

Athenaeum IMG_20140321_141658-1Athenaeum IMG_20140321_141458-1Athenaeum IMG_20140321_142640Athenaeum IMG_20140321_142906Athenaeum IMG_20140321_141614-1Love the (lowrise) tower, it accents the building successfully for functional and community use.

The Awards are judged by a panel that includes Dunedin City Councillors, representatives from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, the local branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand, and building owners.

█ This year’s Award winners are revealed here.
The names of last year’s Award winners are listed here.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under Architecture, DCC, Design, Events, Heritage, Innovation, Inspiration, IPENZ, New Zealand, NZHPT, NZIA, Otago Polytechnic, People, Site, University of Otago, Urban design

8 responses to “Dunedin Heritage Re-use Awards @Wall Street mall

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    Eeewww, not the tower! It’s like something daleks landed in – no not daleks, they have issues with stairs. Something else nasty from Galaxy Ugly that the Doctor will have to vanquish.

  2. ###dunedintv.co.nz March 28, 2014 – 6:07pm
    Heritage award won by a small Dunedin business
    A heritage award won by a small Dunedin business has highlighted the progress being made down the back alleys of the city’s historic sector. Immersion Marketing took out an award this week for interior work on a heritage building at the Dunedin Heritage Re-use Awards. The company set up in the area because of cheaper rents, but says the neighbourhood is starting to hum. 
    Video

  3. Dunedin City Council – Media Release
    Dunedin Heritage Re-use Award Winners Announced

    This item was published on 26 Mar 2014

    The winners of Dunedin’s fourth annual Heritage Re-use Awards were announced this evening at the awards ceremony at Wall Street.

    The overall winner this year was the former Donald Reid Store in Vogel Street, owned by Donald Reid Properties and the site of ADInstruments’ new offices.

    For this year’s student design competition, students were asked to apply their imaginations to the re-use of the Athenaeum building in the Octagon.
    The awards are judged by a panel including Dunedin City Councillors, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, local branch representatives of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand, and building owners.

    Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull, who presented the overall winner award, says, “It’s great to see the growth of the awards, as the number and quality of entries increases each year. It’s a very clear sign of the heightened awareness of the importance of built heritage to the future of our city and of the investment that people are prepared to make for that future.” DCC Policy Planner – Heritage Dr Glen Hazelton, who co-ordinates the awards, says, “There were so many good projects this year, I’m glad I’m not on the judging panel. For me, it’s one of the most exciting nights of my year. “It’s a chance for people to come together to celebrate the achievements of those who have been working so hard on their buildings throughout the year. It’s a chance for all of us to say thank you and that we appreciate their efforts.”

    Nominations for next year’s awards can be made at any time before January 2015. More information is available at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/heritage

    The Dunedin Heritage Re-use Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and creativity in the re-use of heritage buildings in Dunedin and include categories for earthquake strengthening, interiors, and overall re-use. The student design competition challenges students to develop innovative solutions to the re-use of Dunedin’s older buildings. The awards and competition were an initiative of the Dunedin Heritage Buildings Re-use Steering Group.

    Overall Winner
    ● Former Donald Reid Store, 77 Vogel Street, owned by Donald Reid Properties and the site of ADInstruments new offices
    Judging panel’s comment – “This stunning and exciting redevelopment has transformed a former wool and grain store into state of the art office-space, revealing in the process the beauty of the fabric of the building. All involved in this project, which figured highly in all of the categories, deserve the highest praise.”

    Winners
    ● Oakwood Properties Earthquake Strengthening Award – Bevan White – Spire for Cargill’s Monument
    Judging panel’s comment – “The complete sensitivity to the structure of the monument brilliantly resolves the potential conflict involved in securing and strengthening without intruding on the original design”.

    ● Otago Polytechnic School of Design/New Zealand Historic Places Trust Heritage Interiors Award – Immersion Marketing, 104 Bond Street
    Judging panel’s comment – “The imaginative use of previously derelict space, highlighting and celebrating of the original features of the building and its interesting alleyway location. The judges felt those involved in this project are demonstrating the potential of such interesting and previously hidden spaces throughout the city, and doing so at a scale which is manageable for even a small operation.”

    ● Dunedin Heritage Re-use Award – Former Donald Reid Store, 77 Vogel Street

    ● Dunedin Heritage Re-use Student Design Competition (the Athenaeum building) – John McLachlan, Margot Bowen and Mayank Thammalla
    Judging panel’s comment – “If this year’s entries are anything to go by, our iconic built heritage has an exciting future. The propositions for the Athenaeum ranged from the subtle to the stupendous, and it was good to see a spectrum of community and commercial uses being considered”.

    Highly Commended
    ● Oakwood Properties Earthquake Strengthening Award – Peter Stevenson – Stevenson Brown for 53 Castle Street
    Judging panel’s comment – “This demonstrated just how much can be achieved from parties committed to the protection of our built heritage. This work is very much a ‘horses for courses’ solution to various challenges in the building and is particularly notable for having been achieved without disruption to the tenant.”

    ● Dunedin Heritage Re-use Award – Otago Museum HD Skinner Annex

    ● Dunedin Heritage Re-use Student Design Competition – Matthew King and Annabel Fraser, Susan Preston

    Contact DCC Policy Planner – Heritage on 03 477 4000.

    DCC Link

  4. ### ODT Online Mon, 31 Mar 2014
    Opinion
    Arts distinguished by abiding excellence
    By Peter Entwisle – Art Beat
    Upbeat articles about jolly good things can be fairly tedious. The world is full of threats and alarms and who needs infotainment? It can make one pause before penning an unreservedly positive note but sometimes it needs to be done if there’s to be a balanced record. A characteristic of the arts in this city is an enduring and still surprising underlying stream of excellence. Just when you think it must have petered out it springs up and shocks you pleasantly again. As I write this the 15th iD Dunedin Fashion Week has yet to start but will be under way when this appears. The 2014 Dunedin Heritage Re-use Awards were announced last Wednesday and the associated exhibition closed the same night but the ”reused” buildings are still with us. And the director of the Otago Museum, Dr Ian Griffin, has announced his broad plans for the institution’s future.
    Read more

  5. Hype O'Thermia

    The director of the Otago Museum, Dr Ian Griffin … is one truly heartening addition to Dunedin, amongst all the nutty and crappy and grovelly and pusillanimous Visions and acquisitions foisted on us by councillors in recent years. I wasn’t happy about how much it cost to get rid of Shim, when riding him out of town on a rail looked like a reasonable if seriously overdue method to detoxify our Museum. In view of what’s happened now, I feel less grudging about that money – but I’d rather it had been saved so it could be used for Museum-purposes when the Museum recovered from its maladie chronique de gouvernance.

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