Best Design Award Wins 2021
Winners of the 2021 Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards were announced at a virtual ceremony on Friday 18 February. Jasmax was recognised with 10 awards, including three Gold Pins for Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira and another Gold Pin for DLA Piper’s Auckland workspace. The practice also received three Silver and three Bronze awards.
Jasmax, along with project collaborators fjmtstudio, designTRIBE and artist Graham Tipene, were awarded three Gold Pins for Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, under the Environmental Graphics, Exhibition & Temporary Structures and Public and Institutional Spaces / Built Environments categories.
The jury stated: “We loved how the design connects the past and also future generations, the artwork invites you in. We really liked how the project took inspiration from traditional design and how technology was used, that makes this project truly unique.”
The project was also awarded Bronze under the Toitanga category.
Jasmax was also awarded a Gold Pin for DLA Piper’s workplace fit-out, under the Offices & Workplace Environments category. Jasmax and Beca were jointly awarded Silver for DLA Piper’s lighting design.
The jury described the project as “A highly crafted, well detailed and elegant workspace that exudes calm and serenity which is a difficult feat in workplace design. The star of the show is the exquisite stair design.”
The design of MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ Auckland offices received Silver under the Offices & Workplace Environments category.
Jasmax and MuirMcNeil were also awarded Silver for AUT’s Te Āhuru Supergraphics Systems, under the Environmental Graphics category. The Jasmax Brand Team was also recognised with two Bronze awards for ARTILECT, under the Business Communication category, and Durham Lane Supergraphics, under the Environmental Graphics category.
Congratulations to our talented teams of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and brand designers, as well as our clients and collaborators.