Interior Award Winners 2017 Announced in Auckland

Over 300 interior designers and architects attended the 2017 Interior Awards to witness the award winners and enjoy the networking evening at the Metropolis Museum, Auckland on June 29.

Nine categories were presented: Retail, Hospitality, Workplace (up to 1000m²), Workplace (over 1000m²), Civic, Installation, Craftsmanship, Emerging Design Professional and Student.

Jury convenor Monsalve commented, “This year’s Interior Awards were marked by an emphasis on detail. We were honoured to judge a myriad of projects whose designers considered even the smallest functional and aesthetic questions within their projects and resolved them with confidence and flair. There is an undeniable maturity within the industry and it is exciting to see what 2018 has in store for us.”

The supreme and hospitality award was given to Amano, an Italian restaurant and bakery, by Mckinney + Windeatt Architects. They were also crowned with the coveted Supreme Award. Amano is located in the ground floor of two heritage buildings in Britomart. The attention to detail is presented through the selected furniture, especially the backlit pearl counters located in the centre of the restaurant. It is “a daring yet sensitive response to a large and somewhat impersonal and cavernous locale, resulting in a charming, beguiling interior that is well suited to its client and users.” the judges said.

Saint Andrews College Centennial Chapel by Architectus stood out from the crowd and won the highly contested Civic Award. It celebrated the time-honoured features of the chapel through careful incorporation of new elements. The jury added “an exquisite chapel that honours the past while looking at the future and does so in an innovative and humanist design that is certain to nurture its congregation for generations to come.”


Full 2017 Interior Awards Lists:

  • Supreme and hospitality: Amano- Mckinney+Windeatt Architects
  • Civic: Saint Andrews College Centennial Chapel- Architectus
  • Retail: Aesop- Patterson Associates
  • Workplace (up to 1000m²): SGA Studio and Workshop- Strachan Group Architects
  • Workplace (over 1000m²): TVNZ Television Network Centre Refurbishment- Warren and Mahoney
  • Installation: the New Zealand pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale- Future Islands
  • Craftsmanship: Commensality- Luke Scott with Clark Bardsley Design
  • Emerging Design Professional: David Hoad of Warren and Mahoney
  • Student: Morphosis of Social Conscience- Elliott Morgan


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