2013 Supreme Concrete3 Sustainability Award
Hurstmere Green has won the 2013 Supreme Concrete3 Sustainability Award.
The award, presented at the annual New Zealand Concrete Conference in Queenstown on Friday 4 October, celebrated the rejuvenation of what had become an overgrown and under-utilised park into an accessible community facility that has helped breathe new life into the surrounding Takapuna shopping area, says Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) chief executive Rob Gaimster.
The judging panel applauded the bespoke precast elements and range of concrete surface finishes, stating; “This project demonstrates a high degree of expertise across all areas. Modern, yet sensitive urban landscape design has been brought to life by astute material selection and outstanding skill during construction. The elegant hard concrete landscaping, and the gentle undulations and organic shapes of the green areas combine with stunning effect to reinvigorate a community facility that proudly embodies the principles of sustainable concrete construction.”