Beca featured prominently in last night's Resene Total Colour Awards
held in Auckland. Beca's landscape architecture team was recognised with a Landscape Colour Maestro Award for the Max's Pipe Dream garden and Studio Pacific Architecture
's vision for the Beca House fitout in Auckland won the commercial office category.
Resene sponsored the Beca designed garden, which in March this year won the supreme award at the Ellerslie International Flower Show, New Zealand's premier garden design exhibition. The exhibit was developed by a range of Beca personnel, including specialists in landscape architecture, water, lighting and structural engineering, and support and sponsorship provided by GSL, Hynds, Fulton Hogan and Lusit.
The judges praised the garden's colour scheme, which Beca landscape architect Paul Roper-Gee said was drawn and abstracted from elements of the Mackenzie District landscape in New Zealand's rugged South Island.
The judges said "The palette is fascinating – it feels very sophisticated even though the colours are almost sorbet like. It has been put together with an implicit understanding of colour as it is very hard to get these colour tonings right. The coloured pipes have a lovely integration with the water and general landscape surrounding it."
Beca House also featured in the awards, with Studio Pacific Architecture recognised with a Resene Total Colour Commercial Office Interior Award for the fitout of Beca's new Auckland headquarters. The interior features multiple storeys of block colours that at night form a sophisticated juxtaposition of colour.
Other winning projects which had some Beca involvement included Architectus' work on the Clark Street Overbridge (part of the New Lynn Transit Oriented Development) and Jellicoe Street, North Wharf and Silo Park (for which Beca provided civil engineering design).
The Resene Total Colour Awards were launched to encourage and celebrate excellent and creative use of colour in New Zealand.