A fantastic article in Stuff Magazine this week, mentioning the Len Lye Centres’ contribution towards the Taranaki regions tourism sector.
Bayleys Research Manager, Ian Little, presented to a number of commercial and real-estate developers last week regarding the surge in visitors and touristic opportunities in New Plymouth.
“The Len Lye Centre was the main reason for this trend but the refurbishment of the White Hart Hotel, the development of the King and Queen suites as well as new cafes and restaurants had helped create a vibrant arts and hospitality precinct.”
We are thrilled to have been advised that Kinloch Lodge has been shortlisted in this year’s NZIA Architecture Awards.
Working closely with Livingstone Builders and The Kinloch Club, the brief was to design an extended club house, lodge facility and central spa for guests. The golf club sits upon a rock escarpment in Taupo, New Zealand and overlooks the courses tundra landscape and distant highlands.
The golf course itself was designed by professional American Golfer and renowned golf course designer, Jack Nicklaus in 2005 and is considered one of his finest courses in the southern hemisphere.
Interior Awards – Aesop Newmarket wins at Interior Awards.
Patterson Associates has won the Retail Award at the 2017 Interior Awards for Aesop Newmarket.
The judges described the store as: “Intimate and elegant, meticulous and sophisticated with a simple, bright idea as its basis. This space proves that a singular clear concept can often be stronger than large operatic solutions”.
Pattersons was approached in 2017 by the international skincare brand Aesop, which was looking to open a flagship store in Newmarket.
Already recognised for their unique retail spaces, Aesop’s philosophy is focused on the tactile and sensory, and their stores are orientated around the domestic rituals of washing.
Aesop chose a beautiful brick building hidden on the back streets of Newmarket. Originally an old bakery, we used the space to replicate the sensors of a rustic washroom. The renovated space now consists of native timber boarding and weather galvanised steel, giving customers the experience of entering a traditional Kiwi batch, or old colonial washroom.
The award was received by Lead Designer Luke Douglas who attended the ceremony last week at Auckland’s Metropolis Museum.
“We are delighted to have won the award for Retail, we were up against fantastic competition this year and are always grateful when recognised for our work.”
The builders for Kinloch Lodge, Livingstone Builders, have been awarded silver in New Zealand’s Commercial Project Awards 2017 in Tourism.
Kinloch Loch was originally designed by Jack Nickalus in 2005, with plans for development introduced early 2013. Patterson Associates was brought on board to redevelop the lodge and surrounding facilities at the end of 2015. This led to expansion for an extended Clubhouse, lodge facility and central spa.
The award-winning lodge is positioned above the golf course, perched on a rocky escarpment. It was constructed largely of bagged stone on blockwork, with tower-like chimneys seen from above.
The Commercial Project Awards ceremony was hosted at the Langham Hotel earlier this month, where 79 buildings were celebrated.
Livingstone Builders Project Manager, Steve Faull is thrilled with his recent win:
“We were really happy to receive the silver award. We were up against some amazing buildings and the project that won our division actually won the supreme award “
Pattersons wins war memorial commission
The French Embassy has selected Le Calligramme, by Patterson Associates, as the winning entry for a war memorial in Wellington.
Le Calligramme will be installed at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
The design was entered by a team led by Patterson Associates comprising architect Andrew Patterson, architectural graduate Tom Dobinson, artist Paul Baragwanath and landscape designer Suzanne Turley. The design was chosen from the 43 submissions received for the contest.
The New Zealand Herald has reported that at least two Hollywood A-listers are heading to New Zealand to stay at Kinloch Lodge after accommodation at the exclusive Taupo retreat was included in goodie bags for Emmy Awards winners.
The lodge, designed by Patterson Associates, emulates a version of the Kinloch region’s namesake Scottish castle, but with a modern 21st century vision.
Emmy winners included Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, Will Forte of Last Man on Earth and Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik.
Double Oscar nominee Viola Davis, Glee’s Jane Lynch, Tony Hale of Veep and former West Wing duo Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford were also winners.
Pattersons was in attendance at the NZIA Awards on Friday 30 October, where we were honoured to take home the inaugural John Scott Award for Public Architecture, for the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre. The jury noted “an exhilarating contemporary take on the traditional garden greenhouse and an adroit and sympathetic piece of place-making” and “the elegant form is an inspiring contribution to the public realm in Christchurch”.
Pattersons also won the NZIA Award for International Architecture, for the Oravida Concept Store in China. The New Zealand China Concept Store in Shanghai was the only building to be recognised in the international architecture category of the Awards, which is dedicated to overseas buildings designed by New Zealand architects. The New Zealand China Concept Store designed by Patterson Associates, is “intentionally a show-off building,” the jury said. “It exhibits its intentions and its contents with clarity and to a thoroughly international standard.”
Pattersons to create Ravenscar House Museum in Christchurch
A plan for a new House Museum designed by Patterson Associates was recently announced by the Canterbury Museum and Ravenscar Trust. The team at Pattersons is humbled and delighted to be selected to create this building. Click here for more.
Seascape on the cover of Architectural Review
Seascape has featured on the cover of the latest issue of Architectural Review, out 1 October.
Len Lye Centre construction time lapse
Len Lye Centre opens to the public
The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth opened to the public on Saturday 25 July 2015, with a crowd of over 8,000 visiting the building by the end of the weekend.
Len Lye Centre opens tomorrow
The Len Lye Centre officially opens its doors tomorrow. The building’s design articulates Len Lye’s philosophy on the relationship between art and architecture. The space is reverential, creating a sensory experience from light as a ‘temple’ for art. See more about the project here.
Len Lye Centre: Preview
The Len Lye Centre is set to open this weekend. One of our directors, Davor Popadich, travelled to New Plymouth to photograph the building ahead of its grand reveal. Here is a selection of images he captured.
Len Lye Centre set to open
The Len Lye Centre is set to officially open in New Plymouth next Saturday 25 July. More information here.
Pattersons shortlisted at World Architecture Festival Awards