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ArchitectureNow on A+W NZ / SGA Building Workshop

15 July 2017

ArchitectureNow has a news piece on the upcoming A+W NZ / SGA Motu Kaikoura Trust Building Workshop, which is taking place in July / August / September at the SGA Workshop. (Re-published below)

Here is the team involved;

The A+W NZ / SGA Kaikoura Trust Build Team:

Nicola Herbst, Herbst Architects

Pip Newman, Unitec Tutor  (sponsored by ArchitectureNow)

Gaynor Eade, Sage Architects

Krupa Patel, Wood Consulting (sponsored by Gib)

Jane Waldegrave, Jane Waldegrave Architect (sponsored by Resene)

Katie Corner, Cobalt Architecture (voluntary suspension)

Katherine Hebden, Stevens Lawson Architects (sponsored by Prime Panels Ltd)

Elspeth Gray, Stevens Lawson Architects

Georgina Gray, Constructure Engineering

Yenegh Badimayalew, graduate / in suspension  (sponsored by APL Industries Ltd)

Aishwarya Basrur, RTA Studio

Terese Fitzgerald, RTA Studio

Divya Purushotham, Warren & Mahoney (sponsored by Warren & Mahoney)

Lily Wong, Warren & Mahoney (sponsored by Warren & Mahoney)

Anna Boow (Lockyear), Herbst Architects

Lauren van Tiel, Cheshire Architects


SGA & A+W•NZ prefab build workshop

Strachan Group Architects (SGA) and Architecture+Women•NZ have teamed up to create a prefab building for the Motu Kaikoura Trust that will replace their building on Kaikoura Island that was destroyed by arson.

Living area. Image:  render Strachan Group Architects

The Kaikoura Island Lodge is located on the southern side of Kaikoura Island, which sits to the west of Great Barrier Island. In March 2013, the communal 150m2 kitchen/living/dining building with deck to view was destroyed by arson. The replacement of these facilities is required to meet current and future requirements of Kaikoura Island and the Trust’s vision.

The new building, designed by SGA, will be prefabricated at the SGA and Crate Innovation Ltd workshops in Kingsland and barged to Kaikoura Island, where it will be heli lifted into place and assembled. 

The design utilises prefinished floor cartridges, wall cartridge and SIP (structurally insulated panel) roof and cabinetry.

The team for the build workshop comprises 16 practicing architects, graduates and those in suspension:

  • Nicola Herbst, Herbst Architects
  • Pip Newman, Unitec tutor – sponsored by ArchitectureNow
  • Katie Corner, Cobalt Architecture and Design, voluntary suspension
  • Gaynor Eade, Sage Architects
  • Krupa Patel, Woods Architects – sponsored by Gib (Winstone Wallboards)
  • Jane Waldegrave, Jane Waldegrave Architect – sponsored by Resene
  • Katherine Hebden, Stevens Lawson Architects – sponsored by NZ Panels Group
  • Elspeth Gray, Stevens Lawson Architects
  • Georgina Gray, Constructure
  • Aishwarya Basrur, RTA
  • Terese Fitzgerald, RTA 
  • Anna Boow (Lockyear), Herbst Architects
  • Lauren van Tiel, Cheshire Architects
  • Divya Purushotham, Warren and Mahoney Architects
  • Lily Wong, Warren and Mahoney Architects
  • Yenegh Badimayalew, architectural graduate, self-employed – sponsored by APL Industries

The workshop starts 22 July and ends with the installation on Kaikoura Island in November/December.

ArchitectureNow is proud to be a sponsor of this exciting project. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, contact A+W•NZ here.