Our team was excited to receive a Small Project Architecture Award at last week’s NZIA Local Awards in Wellington for the Porirua Kiosk. This small, strategic building is part of a much larger picture of urban revitalisation and in many ways symbolises a new lease of life for Porirua’s city centre.
Citation: “The building accommodates two small food and beverage outlets as well as public bathrooms; amenities which are not typically closely coupled. However, through clever planning and screening this finely crafted ‘object’ works. Timber, glass and metal combine to create a very robust yet welcoming facility in what has been a challenging area. Through the deployment of simple patterns and bright colour, a subtle Pacifica theme is evoked, especially when shadows from the glass canopy fall across the structures timber skin”.