This year, two projects have has been recognised by this prestigious awards programme.
Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most respected international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation. It is recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program.
Last night, the 2019 award-winners were announced at a black-tie ceremony in Sydney at the Star Event Centre. Warren and Mahoney received two awards, including a Good Design Award Gold for Waterview Connection – Urban Design, and a Good Design Award Winner for 119 Great North Road - Commercial.
Managing Director John Coop says:
“The Waterview Connection, delivered in partnership with Boffa Miskell and the Well-Connected Alliance, is so much more than a road tunnel. Our team had the opportunity to redefine what infrastructure can deliver with the application of thoughtful architecture. By listening to the community and putting people first, we were able to positively contribute to the surrounding environment and bind the community together.
We are thrilled to accept these awards on behalf of our project partners and our clients, the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Giltrap Group.”
Waterview Connection in association with Boffa Miskell and the Well Connected Alliance
Opened in 2017, Waterview Connection reflects Auckland city’s distinct volcanic landscape and Māori culture. It consists of twin tunnels and connecting infrastructure intended to revolutionise the travel patterns for Aucklanders. As well as the motorway elements of the project, the team created green spaces, walking tracks, children’s playgrounds and a network of shared paths for cycling and walking in the surrounding area. Waterview Connection is one of Warren and Mahoney's most awarded projects, recognised at the LA Business Council Awards (Tripartite Award), the Chicago: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies International Awards, and was recipient of the 2018 Designers Institute Purple Pin .
Giltrap Group’s building on Great North Road showcases the company’s premium automotive brands and includes three large office floors above and four levels of dedicated car storage and servicing below.