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A+W•NZ Spektrum Arkitekter Breakfast

2015 has been a full year for A+W•NZ and already 2016 is promising to continue with a variety of interesting events. First up is the A+W•NZ Spektrum Arkitekter Breakfast, held in early February.
Sofie Willems and Joan Raun Nielsen, the two partners in Spektrum Arkitekter of Denmark, are coming to New Zealand in early 2016. The visit is thanks to a ‘Share Your Practice’ grant from the Danish Art Foundation, and we are elated to offer this opportunity for you to meet Joan and Sofie, and to learn more about their projects, approach and working methods.
Spektrum Arkitekter is a young architectural studio whose work integrates architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and citizen involvement. The common denominator in all the company’s projects is the relationship between architecture and context - landscape, people, history, culture, social relations etc.
Spektrum Arkitekter have an extensive portfolio of work, and incredibly valuable knowledge and experience that they will be sharing whilst in New Zealand. This informal breakfast and presentation provides an opportunity to learn more about Sofie, Joan and Spektrum Arkitekter.
Mark this one in your diary as February will be here in no time – but not before a well-deserved summer break!!
When:   Wednesday 10th February 2016, at 7am
Where:  To be confirmed.
Cost:     $25 tickets available via eventbrite

This event is made possible by the generous support of Moller Architects, the Danish Art Foundation and the Auckland Branch of the NZIA.
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Rachel Bevan Architects, Auckland Lecture 26 February 2016

Also in February, we are hosting Rachel Bevan, who is visiting New Zealand from Northern Ireland as one of the keynote speakers at the ISBC Straw Build Conference being held in Methven on 3-9 March 2016. Rachel is Principal of Rachel Bevan Architects, who specialise in Hemp Lime construction and other bio-based materials. She will be giving an Auckland lecture on Friday 26 February, and a Wellington lecture is also being planned.

When:   Friday 26 February 2016, 6pm
Where:  Auckland Venue to be confirmed.
Cost:     $25 Tickets available via eventbrite

This event is made possible by the generous support of The Warren Trust and the Auckland Branch of the NZIA.

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A+W•NZ Metalcraft Writing Award 2016

A+W•NZ, with the generous support of METALCRAFT NEW ZEALAND, have established a 2016 writing award, to encourage the sharing of good ideas. To enter, simply send in a short piece of writing (approx 300 words) to, on anything involving architecture, practice, education, equity or more. All entries will be considered at the discretion of A+W•NZ, and finalists will feature on the A+W•NZ 'Articles' page.

The first prize is a place at the upcoming Deerubbin 2016 OZ.E.TECTURE event 11 - 14 March 2016. The weekend Symposium is being held on Milson Island, Hawkesbury River NSW, Australia, and includes an exciting line up of speakers, featuring A+W•NZ Lillian Chrystal 2012 Award winner Julie Stout.

Entry Criteria:   Open
Closing Date :  January 18 2016, 6pm
Jury:                 To be confirmed
1st Prize:          Entry to Deerubbin Session valued at $AU 880.00 including accommodation, all meals and ferry transfers. Please note that winners will need to arrange their own flights to venue ferry connections. For more information:
The winner will be announced in the A+W•NZ Newsletter, Tuesday 2 February 2016
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Don't forget to order your Venice Tote Bag!

Remember to support our team taking New Zealand ideas and architecture to Venice - on our behalf. By purchasing a bag for $20, you are also gifting one to be taken to Venice and given away to a visitor at the New Zealand Pavilion. We think good things should be shared, and this is an easy way for you to be part of it.
Just go to any page of the A+W•NZ website and click the button on the top left hand side. Paypal will handle things from there, and remember to leave your address for delivery of the bag. Deliveries will be made in January 2016, in time for summer.

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