Marlborough facilities shortlisted for architecture awards

Blenheim’s new sports center and three public toilet upgrades have been shortlisted for the 2022 Nelson and Marlborough Architecture Awards.

The state-of-the-art Lansdowne Sportshub has been shortlisted for the 2022 Nelson and Marlborough Architecture Awards

Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) recently published a shortlist of 15 projects for this year’s awards.

The Lansdowne Sportshub is shortlisted in the Commercial Architecture category.

Designed by
Arthouse Architects, built by Robinson Construction and funded by the Council, the state-of-the-art building provides a central administration facility and multi-sport locker rooms. A bar, kitchen, function area, equipment storage rooms, referee rooms and tuck shop are also integrated.

“This is a wonderful, high quality facility and a new home for Marlborough’s netball, rugby, touch, beach volleyball and softball clubs. The project could be realized thanks to the dedicated work of many people and organizations. Arthouse Architects and the team at Robinson Construction, as well as a variety of subcontractors, did an excellent job,” said Mayor Leggett at the recent opening.

Three toilet upgrades at Seymour Square in Blenheim, Havelock and Anakiwa were nominated in the Public Architecture category.

Also designed by Arthouse Architects, the Council partially funded the toilets with a 50 percent contribution from the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).

Jenny Andrews, portfolio owner of Public Convenience, says all three concrete blocks are showing their age with basic amenities.

“The new toilets are designed to provide quality facilities to provide long term service to our communities and visitors,” said Clr Andrews.

“Accessibility and user safety were important design considerations, as was providing outdoor seating to create a place to rest or wait for others,” she said.

Winners will be announced on Friday July 29th.

Caption 1:
The state-of-the-art Lansdowne Sportshub has been shortlisted for the 2022 Nelson and Marlborough Architecture Awards

Caption 2:
Improvements to public toilets in Seymour Square (pictured with Councilwoman Jenny Andrews), Havelock and Anakiwa were also shortlisted

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