Opening: Tuesday 18 March at 5.30pm.
5 Futures celebrates select work from the top final year students in the Master of Architecture (Professional) programme 2013. The exhibition will showcase award-winning work from the NZIA Graphisoft awards and the AAA awards.
Each year four thesis projects in architecture are selected from each school to compete for the NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Awards. This year’s judges, Camilla Block, John Melhuish and David Sheppard, awarded all three prizes to University of Auckland students. Vying with Twelve finalist projects from architecture schools across New Zealand, our finalists were: Marianne Calvelo with Mad Women: Public Domesticity, (finalist) Nathan Swaney’s Extraction Lands and the Permanence of Production (highly commended), Sacha Milojevic’s Newmarket Campus as a Megaform (highly commended) and Raphaela Rose’s Sexu(ality) and the City: Counteracting the Cock-ups of Auckland’s Main Strip won the top prize.
Auckland University Architecture student Holly Xie’s thesis Vanishing Acts won first prize in the student catergory of the much-coveted Auckland Architecture Association Unbuilt Architecture Awards, which celebrate the work of architects, graduates and students with awards in various categories. The judges for this year’s awards were: Pip Cheshire, Dominic Glamuzina and Lindley Naismith. From 125 submissions, 38 entries were shortlisted and Holly’s project won the main prize with our students taking all the other prizes in this category.
The University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning is overjoyed to have had their students receive these highest commendations as it shows the exceptional level of intelligence, skill, and commitment by our students and their supervisors.