NZIA Canterbury badge

NZIA (Canterbury) Public Architecture award

On 6 June, NZIA Canterbury awarded AW with the Public Architecture Award for Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall.

Judges Citation:

"This well considered piece of work shows a deep understanding and respect for the buildings purpose and users.  The entrance sequence is a beautifully composed, rhythmic series of experiences that clearly establish a sense of place.  The internal courtyard is relaxed and calm - the heart of this project, literally and figuratively.  The use of recycled brick and the 'war-time proportions' encourage mindfulness and remembrance, while a hint of future vibrancy and celebration can be seen in the connected external spaces.  The longroom, which sits alongside the courtyard's flank, is a reflective space - light and ecclesiastical, it is a historic tome to celebrate soldiers lost in distant lands."


Click here for ArchitectureNow coverage of Canterbury Awards


We thank the NZIA jury for volunteering their time to visit the Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall and writing of the citation.


Link to the AW project page: Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall



Back to news