At a glamour award ceremony on 8 October at St Mathews in the City, Auckland – Abodo Showcase was announced as the Retail Award winner of the Interior Awards 2020. The Assembly team were unable to make it to the award event, but were informed of the news by the Abodo client Dan Gudsell, who attended the event.
The jury said:
“This year’s retail category was notable for building supply retailers using their showrooms not just as places to display their wares, but as living proof of what their products are capable of. Within this trend, the Abodo showroom was a laudable example.”
“It combines typologies – residential and retail – to challenge the showroom model. Located in a challenging alpine climate, the building itself is a tour de force of its products’ capabilities. The simplicity of the design, both inside and out, belies the devoted attention to detail and construction by all. The life-cycle of the project was considered and a reuse solution was built into the structure. This showroom received unanimous positive votes, thanks to its design, methodology, creativity and sustainability intent.”
This is a first for Assembly in the Retail category of the Interior Awards. Assembly won the Emerging Design Practice in the Interior Awards back in 2012 in the inaugural awards event.
This nears the end of the 2020 awards season, with Abodo also collecting an NZIA Southern Architecture Award, and being short-listed for the NZIA New Zealand awards which are due to be announced in on 4 November.
Full citations and award winners are shown here: https://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/winners-announced-interior-awards-2020/