Awards

Our national awards programme is an annual event that recognises excellence in the design and manufacture of windows, doors and glazing in New Zealand. Entries are open to all Association members, with winning projects recognised each year at our gala dinner.

Entries open in April each year, and the awards dinner is held in June.

2018 Winners

Apprentice Awards

Allan Sage Memorial Award (for outstanding performance by an industry member who has recently completed their qualification):

Asher Takao, Gisborne Glass

 

Architectural Aluminium Joinery Apprentice of The Year:

Shevonne Evans, Gateway Glass & Aluminium Ltd, Waikato

 

Most Promising Glass Apprentice:

Ethan Taylor, Viridian Glass Nelson

 

Supreme Winner

Bradnam’s Commercial  AND  Metro Performance Glass for The Ministry of Primary Industries building

+ BEST USE OF GLASS WINNER – Metro Performance Glass

+ COMMERCIAL:  OVER $100,000 – Bradnam’s

The supreme award is given for an outstanding project that excels in a number of areas. The Ministry of Primary Industries building has been entered for an award in different categories by two members of the teams that delivered it: Bradnam’s Commercial and Metro Performance Glass. This is unusual and it hints at the range of skills that had to be brought to bear on the project to bring it to completion – and of course these two parties were not the only players involved in delivering this aspect of the project. The result, a complex synthesis of design, fabrication and installation, is a building with an outstanding presence on its site and one that delivers a rich and varied range of visual experiences. The New Zealand building industry as well as the Glazing Association would welcome more projects of this standard.

Glass Innovation winner – Glassforce for The Glasshouse

Massively oversized glass louvres create a delightful space for al fresco dining. This is a clever and brave adaption of an otherwise common device.

Designing with Glass winner – Glassforce for Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre

This is an impressive project where a small number of complex moves have been made with assurance and skill. The curved walls and doors of the sanctuary create a memorable space and the glazed panel containing the crucifix is hardly less memorable

RESIDENTIAL TO $25,000 – winner – Altherm Taranaki for Hancox Cottage

The design of the windows and doors is a major factor in achieving the desired effect in this faithful reproduction of a late-Victorian farmhouse. Proportions and details are true both to historic precedent and to the design intent and it would not have been possible for the project to have been successful without the care devoted to them.

RESIDENTIAL $25,000 – $75,000 – winner –  Rylock Waikato for Design Builders Waikato Show Home

Interior and exterior glazing come together seamlessly in this project contributing significantly to a striking design. Large glazed elements generate an impressive sense of openness and the motorised louvred roof over the portico is a dramatic and wholly successful element in the experience of the house.

RESIDENTIAL $75,000 – $175,000 –  winner – Ellison’s Aluminium for Arrow House

A dramatic, exposed roofline in this house is supported on heavily glazed walls which reveal outstanding views. It is the resultant generosity and openness which this provides to the main public spaces which gives the house its character and delight.

RESIDENTIAL:  OVER $175,000 – winner – Vistalite Otago for Di Bella Cascata

This is a hugely dramatic house with extensive glazing, colour matched to the exterior cladding. Strong, rectilinear forms sit poised above magnificent views to which the transparency of the house gives full effect.

COMMERCIAL:  $0 TO $100,000 – winner – Omega Aluminium Kapiti for Ramaroa Heritage Centre at Queen Elizabeth Park

Raking walls and dramatic rooflines are here complimented by finely detailed glazing units that permit the spatial forms of the building to be fully appreciated.

WINDOW MANUFACTURER’S SHOWROOM – LARGE – WINNER – Window Innovation

The Window Innovation showroom attracts attention from the street by a colourful exterior. Inside there is space for a wide range of displays enabling clients to see the product range, and the opportunities it presents, clearly. This looks like an exciting place in which to make choices about door and window systems.

COMPONENT INNOVATION – WINNER – Viridian Glass

A smart App for your Smart phone. This device, which can be downloaded for free, enables you to measure the thickness of glass and, if necessary, the gap between double glazed units. Like all good ideas it’s simple and effective.

2017 Winners

WANZ Design Flair 2017

Supreme Winner Design Windows Nelson for the Suter Art Gallery

Citation:

This was a project of considerable architectural and cultural significance and the additions to the Suter therefore required a sensitive and very careful approach to all aspects of the design, fabrication and installation. The window suppliers were tasked by the architects with the provision of glazing of very different types and the work which resulted from this brief is of the highest standard, fully worthy of the building complex in which it is situated. Like some other entries in this year’s awards the project has the additional merits of being not only community based but also of integrating significant heritage elements with uncompromisingly new work. Congratulations to Design Windows Nelson—also winners of the Commercial 100K + Design Flair category

Design Flair Awards

Commercial under 100K Winner Design Windows West Coast for Brophy Knight

Citation:

This is a calm, elegant and uncompromisingly modern intervention into the existing mixed streetscape of a small provincial town. The glazing grid, which forms a significant component of the main façade, reinforces the somewhat painterly composition of the elevation in a way that links the stair and light fittings inside the building to the street. This gives the building a controlled and understated appearance which is nevertheless inviting.

GANZ Best Use of Glass Winner

Sauvarins First Class Services for Chambers and Station Project

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Citation:

A faultlessly executed project of great style and confidence which remains entirely true to the character of the heritage buildings being restored. This is an exemplar project which immaculately restores and extends the life of very dignified civic buildings of the early 20th century. Both the interiors and the exteriors are calm and poised and the glazing – which in style and appearance is faithful to the original intentions but now performs to 21st century standards – makes a significant and valuable contribution to the outcome.

GANZ Designing with Glass Winner

Metro Performance Glass Christchurch for the Awly Building

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Citation:

A significant part of the post-earthquake rebuild, this project depends almost entirely on its façade design to contribute to the dramatic effect it has on the street. Designed to meet stringent acoustic and shading criteria this work is characterised by a strong expression of texture and colour that make it immediately noticeable. Clearly one of the more successful projects in the restoration of the city the Awly Building makes a great contribution to the new Christchurch.

GANZ Class Innovation Winner

Metro Performance Glass Wellington – Hutt City Council Admin Building

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Citation:

This project is an excellent piece of upgrading combined with heritage restoration work. In the course of the work a previous façade is revealed and at the same time transformed by being wrapped in a bold new patterned curtain wall. It is a delight to see glass used in such a clever juggling act that simultaneously respects the past while acknowledging the present.

Window Manufacture’s Showroom

Large Winner – Kennedy Aluminium

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Citation:

A bold complex with everything a prospective client might want at hand, this showroom presents the industry as a whole very well. Modern, bright and comprehensive it is a credit to its owners.

Window Manufacture’s Showroom

Small Winner – C E Aluminium

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Citation:

Small but perfectly formed, this is a pocket showroom that looks as if it would be a pleasure to use. It’s pretty well as good as it gets at this scale.

WANZ Eco Award Winner

Metro Performance Glass Auckland for the Euroclass Head Office

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Citation:

Confronting some serious challenges in both acoustic and thermal design this building rises to the challenge with a complex and effective suite of design solutions. The high performance façade has been proven in-use to meet the requirements of the demanding specification. The building demonstrates something especially important for this particular client, how well good glazing design can overcome unusually difficult site conditions.

Design Flair Awards Residential Joinery under $25K Winner

Shearmac Aluminium for the Red Cottage

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Citation:

This was a charming project – small but exactly appropriate in all its qualities. The window design is perfectly adapted to the character of the building and provides a model for alteration and addition work of a building from an earlier period. The building as a whole, to which the window design makes a real contribution, could provide a model for small and affordable housing in New Zealand, a social problem of great importance.

Design Flair Awards Residential Joinery under $25-75K Winner

Tasman Aluminium for the Jack House

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Citation:

This Award was given not for the size of the project – it is relatively modest – nor for its complexity but because of the way in which the glazing animates the spaces within and outside the building and forms a harmonious whole with all other aspects of the design. The elegance of the frames makes the glazing system almost imperceptible and by its very invisibility contributes more to the house than it could have done by being more obvious. This is a case where less is certainly more.

Design Flair Awards Residential Joinery under $75-175K Winner

Design Windows Central for Domain Road House

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Citation:

This house has a sharp, modern feel while using recognisably traditional forms. The overall effect therefore avoids unnecessary striving but retains a calm and controlled level of understanding of what is necessary – no more and no less. The glazing in the house is perfectly well-adapted to this understanding and is faultlessly attuned to the overall concept.

Design Flair Awards Residential Joinery under $175K Winner

Whangarei Aluminium for Taiharuru Beach House

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Citation:

This house represents a very high level of architectural design quality and the glazing systems rise to meet the standard. The apparently effortless bringing together of diverse and complex elements conceals a great deal of care and attention to detail which is a necessary part of the success of the project.

Design Flair Awards Judge’s Special Award

Illuminated Glass Winner Metro Performance Glass Palmerston North – Boardway Radiology Specialist Centre

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Citation:

This apparently straightforward addition to the top levels of the building provides the client with an opportunity to dramatically vary its appearance by multi-coloured illumination. The patterned glazing, attractive enough in normal daylight, becomes a transformative feature at night. The designers have leveraged this aspect of the glazing to great effect.

Design Flair Awards Component Innovation Winner

Hardie Fasteners for Windows Handle Repair Screw

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