The Auckland ArtGallery by Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp has been awarded World Building of the Year at the World ArchitectureFestival 2013 in Singapore. Fjmt in association with Archimedia were awarded this important project following an international design competition.
"Fjmt in association with Archimedia were awarded this important project following an international design competition. the culturally significant project will provide an urban focus, diverse cultural experience and create a unique opportunity to reveal and interpret the history of the site and to revitalize an important part of the city.
The project incorporates contemporary and heritage buildings, new entry forecourt, flexible atrium/function space and new and refurbished gallery areas that will double the gallery’s curatorial capacity, and an array of international state-of-the art back-of house areas." Says jury of Waf 2013.