August 18, 2023
Ignite picks up Gold, Silver, and Bronze for three projects at the NZ commercial project awards.
The awards, held last Friday night, celebrate outstanding commercial project teams around the country. They acknowledge the collaboration, innovation, and workmanship that goes into creating buildings.
EntX won a Gold award, the Woolston Community Library picked up a Silver, and Lakewood Cambridge received a Bronze.
EntX – Christchurch– Gold Award
This 10,800sqm cinema and entertainment complex not only received a Gold Award, but it picked up a National Category Award, too. The judges were impressed by the design, workmanship, and pre-planning of this large-scale project. Containing 19 eateries and a three-level, seven-screen cinema complex, EntX is a world-class entertainment and dining experience in central Christchurch.
Woolston Community Library – Christchurch – Silver Award
Christchurch City Council’s brief to Ignite was to design a community facility made up of a volunteer library, a community hall, a small meeting room, and some public toilets. The team ensured that the new facility reflects Woolston’s industrial past and provides a welcoming, usable space for its users. It replaces the former Woolston Community Library, built in 1871, which was demolished due to earthquake damage.
Lakewood Cambridge – Cambridge – Bronze Award
This mixed-use development includes waterfront dining, public areas nestled in the woods, boutique apartments, retail offerings, and entertainment experiences. B and F Blocks are the first two buildings of the development. B Block contains 16 apartments and six retail units. F Block contains seven tenancies, including a Snap Fitness gym and office spaces. The development captures the natural beauty of the area while also reflecting Cambridge’s heritage.