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Winners of Warren Trust Architectural Writing Awards announced

24 October 2018

Winners of the 2018 Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing announced

Jade KakeCongratulations to Whangārei-based architecture graduate Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa, Whakatōhea; pictured left at her marae, Pehiāweri, near Whangarei), who is the winner of the Open category of the 2018 Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing. Jade, who works with Māori organisations on marae, papakāinga and civic projects, submitted an essay titled Rāpaki Marae, which describes in excellent detail the architectural and emotional experiences of visiting the new marae buildings at Rāpaki, near Lyttelton, along with comparisons to “our cold, south facing whare at home, our open walkway to the whareiti and the wharekai. I think of our kaumātua, who must feel the cold deep in their bones at winter time, even in the ‘winterless North’.”   

The competition’s Secondary School category was won by Brian Park, a grade 11 student in Seoul International School.
 
Highly commended awards were won by Craig Martin, a Nelson teacher, writer and photographer; Michael Davis, a Wellington architect; and Jillian Sullivan, a writer and teacher who lives in the Central Otago village of Oturehua.
 
The competition was judged by Massey University Press publisher Nicola Legat, Christchurch architect Richard McGowan, and New Zealand Institute of Architects Communications Director John Walsh.
 
Congratulations to all the award-winners. The New Zealand Institute of Architects will publish a book of selected essays from the 2018 Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing in early 2019.

Essays by from previous years of the competition can be viewed here, or buy books from previous years for $15 apiece, here.