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2016 Gold Medal Tour


Wed 16 Mar 2016, 5:30pm–8:00pm

Where: MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Stuart Gardyne, the latest recipient of the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, will give a series of presentations about his work in March.

Stuart, a director of Wellington practice architecture+, was awarded the Gold Medal – the Institute of Architects’ premier individual honour – for an outstanding body of work including the conversion of Wellington Public Library in City Gallery, and the later extension of the Gallery.

Other significant design projects undertaken by Stuart include Te Wharewaka o Pōneke-Te Raukura on Wellington waterfront, Spark Central, Conservation House, Pataka-Porirua Museum of Arts, and Hutt City administration building. In his presentations Stuart will also discuss award-winning residential buildings such as Morrison’s Bush Cabin and Ponatahi House.

In awarding the Gold Medal in 2015, the Institute of Architects’ noted his contribution to the wider public realm.

“Stuart has become an architectural leader as well as an excellent designer, and the profession he so admirably represents has benefited enormously from his collegiality, intelligence and integrity,” the Institute said.

“He has become a place maker, and his city is profiting from his understanding of its people and its patterns, his sympathy for cultural aspirations and his knowledge of commercial realities, his willingness to test a brief and his eagerness to challenge himself.”

Stuart established architecture+ in the late 1980s and first made a name for himself in the early 1990s with City Gallery Wellington. He returned to City Gallery in 2006 to design an extension clad in a distinctive rusted metal skin, and will soon begin a third stage of work that will better integrate the building with Civic Square. Stuart’s work spans residential, commercial and public work of all scales. He has accrued a vast amount of experience in the course of his distinguished career, and is an acute observer of the architecture scene in New Zealand.

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There will be no registrations on the night unless there is space available.

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