Generator member and architect Anthony Flannery’s work with the Claudelands event facility in Hamilton has, once again, been recognized for its excellence.
Claudelands construction project received a gold award in the Industrial Project category and a silver award in the Tourism and Leisure Project category. The New Zealand Commercial Project Awards have been designed to promote and encourage excellent building processes and practices within the commercial contracting sector.
The awards judging criteria was based on four components, project brief and design; contract management; construction, delivery of project and outcome; and overall assessment.
In April 2011, Anthony was interviewed about the design process behind Claudelands:
“Our brief was, within budget constraints, to design a world-class venue and we were determined to make sure we delivered a facility for the city of Hamilton that could lay claim to be the best in Australasia,” said Flannery. “The city has been an integral part of the whole project from its inception and the fact that Hamilton can now boast a facility that stands comparison with the best facilities in the world is tantamount to the talent, creativity and passion of a wide range of fantastic people in the city.”
“With the location being a short 10 minute walk from Hamilton’s central business district part of the brief was to develop the design in the context of a wider strategy that would improve connectivity with the heart of Hamilton city,” he added.