Oriental Bay Pavilion Competition

Organizer: ADEDU, New Zealand
Sponsors: Victoria University of Wellington; The University of Auckland; WelTec – Wellington Institute of Technology; Resene Paints Ltd
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Type: Open, international, ideas, single stage
Eligibility: This Architecture Ideas Competition is open to students and young professionals (under 40) in areas related to architecture. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). We also encourage and support the registration of architecture teaching institutions as this competition provides a realistic, compelling and challenging task for students.
Early Birds (before 30.08.2018) – $20 /Team
Standard – $30 /Team
Entries From Developing Countries – $10 /Team
Teaching Institution Registration – $500
1st Prize – 1,5000 NZD
2nd Prize – 1,000 NZD
3rd Prize – 500 NZD
5 Honorable Mentions
30 October 2018 – Design Proposal Submission
15 November 2018 – Results Announcement
• Andy Thomson | President of Oriental Bay Residents Association (to be confirmed)
• Diane Brand | Professor at University of Auckland
• Harris Maragkos | Associate Director of AECOM
• Marc Aurel Schnabel | Professor at Victoria University of Wellington
• Pamela Bell | CEO of Prefab New Zealand
Design Challenge:
The site of this competition is the Band Rotunda which is located at the heart of Oriental Parade, one of the most beautiful and popular streets in Wellington. The area of the site is about 530 m2 with a semi-circular shape projecting into Wellington Harbour.

A bathing pavilion was built on the site in the nineteenth century. A second floor was subsequently added to the original art-deco structure in the late twentieth century which until recently accommodated a restaurant. After an earthquake in 2016, a crack in the foundation of the building indicated that the added floor was too heavy for the original design. City councilors and planners question whether we should bring the building back to its original design, or if we would be better off to create a new structure that expresses the spirit of our time. Creative and innovative proposals both the design of the new structure and for the use of the site are encouraged in this competition.

For more information, go to: adedu.co.nz/architecture-competition