Warren and Mahoney wins award at the 2018 World Architecture Festival

Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility  architecture, estate, home, house, residential area, tree, brown, white
Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility 

We may be a small country, but we’re not short of big players on the world stage. 

New Zealand architectural firm Warren and Mahoney received an award at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in the Education - Future Project Category for the Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility (Christchurch) in association with Woods Bagot, Boffa Miskell and LabWorks. 


Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility  architecture, home, house, landscape, property, real estate, residential area, brown
Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility 

Warren and Mahoney managing director John Coop says the firm’s recognition in this year’s awards demonstrates its commitment to reflecting an understanding of identity, place and community in the design process.

“The project we’ve been awarded for is emblematic of Warren and Mahoney’s approach to our work with clients and their stakeholders. Our process is grounded in driving conversation before design, sharing our ideas with authentic generosity and ultimately creating spaces that connect people. We’re honoured to see this approach receiving international recognition among this year’s competitive and highly qualified field.”

The design was praised for how it was able to connect potential partners from different organisations in shared research spaces, and for its use of traditional Māori wayfinding to guide pathways between the facility and surrounding campus. Its design was informed by consultation with local iwi and inspired by the lush and fertile agricultural land of New Zealand’s surrounding countryside.

Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility  architecture, building, home, house, residential area, sky, white
Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility 

“The Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility offers a progressive model for industry collaboration. We are thrilled to see our design, informed by the mission to break the barriers to sharing research among scientists, academics and industry recognised on an international stage,” says Jonathan Coote.

Warren and Mahoney was also shortlisted for awards in the following categories;

The University of Waikato Marae and Multi-Purpose Facility in Hamilton

Category: Education - Future Project

Waterview Connection in Auckland in partnership with Boffa Miskell and the Well Connected Alliance

Category: Transport - Completed Project 

The Memorial Bridge in Christchurch

Category: Transport - Completed Project 

Held in Amsterdam this year, the WAF festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture and boasts the only global awards program where architects present projects to a live panel of internationally renowned judges and delegates. See all the winners

Dec 06, 2018
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