Auckland architects win world honour

An Auckland practice has been named by the world's top architectural journal as one of five international practices set to shape the future of architecture.

A jury, including some of the world's most acclaimed architects, chose Patterson Associates along with Norwegian, Japanese, Danish and Spanish firms as the first five winners in World Architectural News' "21 for the 21 AWARDS", announced yesterday.

The awards aim to highlight 21 architects who could be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st century.

The New Zealand firm's award submission centred on a body of recent works including Mai Mai Folly (residential, Auckland), Cumulus (commercial, Auckland), AJ Hackett Bungy Centre (commercial, Queenstown), Michael Hill Golf Clubhouse (commercial, Queenstown) and Parihoa (residential, West Auckland).

Founder Andrew Patterson said the award was an outstanding accolade for the firm on a global stage.


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