NZIA Local Award wins 2022: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Congratulations to our project teams and clients for their recent success at the Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Local Awards. Four Jasmax projects were honoured across the Auckland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty branches.


Puhinui Station Interchange – Public Architecture Award Winner, Auckland Branch

The 2022 NZIA jury stated: “A vision of the future has arrived in Puhinui. This super-sized station offers an interchange facility linking bus routes to rail while awaiting the completion of an east/west elevated concourse which will complete the crossroads. A sweeping roofscape smooths the transition from trackside to the ticketing hall, in turn easing the up and over transition to the buses which are temporarily still at the street level. Well-considered planning of the platforms and at the ticketing hall level anticipate the expansion consistent with the envisaged transport hub masterplan. The sculptural roof form offers a landmark for the neighbourhood and a sign for the communities future."

MC Workplace Fit-Out – Interior Architecture Award Winner, Auckland Branch

The 2022 NZIA jury stated: “This innovative workplace interior, split across multiple floors, centers on a principal atrium within the Te Aukati Building. With an expansive indoor terrarium occupying the deeper reaches of the upper floor, the central atrium appears as a clearing offering city views and connection to a lower floor holding a playfully arranged ‘café space’. Stitched together by bridges and stairs, occupiable balconies and social spaces, this fit out beautifully calibrates flexible and fixed-use environments to the tasks making up legal practice. The result, inclusive of prayer spaces, quiet zones, and a mock court space, is an environment exemplarily marrying wellbeing, creative workspace and social equity.”

QT Hotel, Auckland (designed by Jasmax in association with Nic Graham & Associates) – Hospitality Award Winner, Auckland Branch

The 2022 NZIA jury stated: In a productive collaboration between architect and hotel interior designer, the QT Hotel has energetically and inventively remade the interior of an otherwise aging office building. The result is a luxuriously quirky hotel which exceeds the original building’s constraints with 35 distinct guest rooms. Departing from the formulaic layouts typical in hotels, those in the QT incorporate asymmetrical arrangements, mobile cabinetry and screens, and unconventional interactions between bathrooms and sleeping areas. Lobbies, passageways, and other collective facilities within the hotel are similarly idiosyncratic, with colliding colours, textures and contrary degrees of shadow and light. The result is rich, unexpected and constantly surprising. Oyster shell-like, the rudely rough exterior gives up a dazzlingly polished interior prompting of the imagination.”

Profile Group Hautapu FacilityCommercial Architecture Award Winner, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch

The 2022 NZIA jury stated: "Architecture has prevailed in the face of an extreme brief that required a building of epic proportions delivered to a tight program. Stringent environmental, economic and social demands have been exceeded throughout. The architects have added design expertise to this grand scale typology, with clarity of form and highly functional planning. The human scale touches are superb."