NZIA Southern certificate

NZIA (Southern) Hospitality Architecture Award

On 7 June, NZIA Southern Region awarded AW with the Hospitality Architecture Award for The Lindis Lodge.

Judges Citation:

"This exclusive high country retreat illustrates how a stunning location can be occupied almost by stealth.  The sensuously moulded undulating roof assimilates seamlessly with the surrounding alluvial moraine landforms. A beautifully crafted interior skin envelops seductively articulated and texturally rich volumes.  The luscious materiality of the moody ‘cave-like’ interior creates a sense of refuge and intimacy within the immense landscape.  One can only be in awe of the clarity of vision, creativity and sheer tenacity required to create such a technically sophisticated, materially rich and context-appropriate place in the landscape."


Click here for ArchitectureNow coverage of the NZIA Southern Awards


We thank the NZIA jury for volunteering to visit the remote Ahuriri Valley to judge the Lindis Lodge and for their time taken to write the citation.


Link to the AW project page: Lindis Lodge 

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