08 Sep Natural Habitats Creating Award Winning Landscapes
Natural Habitats are delighted to have contributed to five of the award winning properties in the 2013 Property Council Awards, the country’s most esteemed commercial property development awards.
“The association of these great accolades reflects the innovation and quality construction Natural Habitats contributes to the projects, to enhance the value of New Zealand’s urban landscapes” said Warren Warfield, Director of RCP.
Education and Arts Property Award
- The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (The University of Auckland) – Excellence
Construction Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award
- Abbeville Estate (Auckland International Airport) – Merit
Commercial Office Property Award
- ANZ Centre Auckland (RCP & Warren and Mahoney) – Best in category
- Geyser (Patterson Associates & RCP) – Merit
Green Building Property Award
- Geyser (Patterson Associates & RCP) – Best in category
Industrial Property Award
- Paykel Building (Davis Langdon, an AECOM Co) – Merit
“Geyser, which is the first six star green rated building in New Zealand, is one project we are especially pleased with,” said Graham Cleary, Director of Natural Habitats.
Green Buildings are scattered across the country, representing wide acknowledgement of the benefits of sustainable design and Geyser stakes a claim for the most sustainable building in New Zealand. The underlying assumption of Geyser is that if a building belongs in its ecology, both environmental and social, then the people who use that architecture will feel they belong there also.
“Natural Habitats’ green walls and roofs are at the leading edge of contemporary landscape design and green build solutions; they are the key to the future sustainability of our environment. Green walls are an innovative way of greening a vertical surface and have proven to have considerable health benefits, contribute towards your green star rating and increase the overall value of your development,” said Graham.
Over the past three decades Natural Habitats have won more awards than any other landscape company in New Zealand and are pleased to add these accolades to their other 2013 ‘Pride of Place’ LA Awards for Landscape Design: Rural/Park/Recreation:
- NZILA Award of Excellence: Cliff Face Park at Stonefields
- NZILA Distinction Award: Maungarei Springs at Stonefields