Central Leader : January 5th 2011
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Pictured are museum marketing and events manager Philip McGowan, left, and Peter Sisam, project architect of Pete Bossley Architects. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Avant-garde architecture housing a tribute to one of the country's greatest sailors has won a prestigious award. The Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum's Blue Water, Black Magic exhi- bition, which is a tribute to Sir Peter Blake, won an award for public architecture in the Auckland Architecture Awards. The exhibition was offi- cially opened last December after six years of planning and work. Project architect Peter Sisam of Pete Bossley Architects says the exhibition was built as an extension to the existing museum and involved exploding'' the wharf shed to create the extra space needed to house the NZL32 boat. The sides are covered with polycarbonate panels which Mr Sisam says pick up the changing colours and light patterns of the ocean. The area which houses the selection of smaller sailboats has a greater amount of light coming in so the boats look similar to how they would sailing on the harbour. The glazing under the ramp allows for a backdrop of the sea while viewing the boats which is as close to the outdoors as you can get in a museum context,'' he says. The Black Magic boat hangs only by its own rigging and affords people a view they would never see if it was in the water. Mr Sisam says he enjoyed the challenge of dealing with the museum and the parameters of the exhibition, including the conditions needed for NZL32 as a national exhibition piece. We had to meet all those challenges and get it to being a coherent whole.'' He says it was great to win the award. The project has been going for six years, having that recognised is great. It's a real team effort.'' Museum marketing and events manager Phillip McGowan says the organis- ation is delighted with the exhibition. He says the award is a tes- tament to the hard work that went into it and visitor numbers have increased sig- nificantly since the exhibition opened. Other local award winners include a James Bond-style heliport in Onehunga, the new Sandringham Plunket building and Epsom's Diocesan Aquatic Centre. Judging panel convener architect Daniel Marshall says the standard of entries showed that despite the recession, high quality and exciting architect-designed buildings are being built in the region. Through 10 years of involvement in the awards, I have seen a considerable improvement in the quality of architecture in New Zealand. Part of the reason for that is economic and part is down to a wider understanding among clients of the import- ance of quality design. But it is also due to the media and internet and the opportunity for wider and faster exposure to global ideas.'' All local winners are eli- gible for consideration for a New Zealand Architecture award, which will be decided by a national jury early next year. Migrants' playgroup Parents and preschool children from Auckland's refugee communities are invited to the Multi- cultural Safari Play- group. While 10 to 15 chil- dren take part in the playgroup, parents can attend English language classes with seven differ- ent ethnicities already involved. Initially run from the May Rd Community Centre, the playgroup has been relocated to purpose-built facilities at Griffen Park in Lynfield. Phone the Auckland Regional Migrant Service on 625-2440 for more information.
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