6 Oct 2013

Auckland Art Gallery gets architectural award

9:12 am on 6 October 2013

Auckland Art Gallery has been named World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.

The redevelopment of the gallery, completed in 2011, was a joint project between an Australian firm, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and local company Archimedia.

Gallery director Rana Devenport says the award is an acknowledgement from the international design industry of what a cultural building can do and how it can contribute to a community.

Ms Devenport says the gallery has received 16 architectural awards and four design-related accolades since the redevelopment.