Brick Bay Folly 2017

Brick Bay Folly 2017


The Brick Bay Folly winner for 2017 is Te Takitaki.
By Jayne Kersten and Sophie Edwards from Jasmax and Tom Dobinson and George Grieve from Patterson Architects.

Please go to the 'Projects' page and click on Brick Bay Folly 2017 for full report.

The aim of the Folly Award is to support young and emerging architects, or students in accredited New Zealand tertiary level programmes, to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture, and the increasing overlap between the two disciplines.
The top five Folly finalists will be published on the 19th November on the evening of the New Zealand Architecture Awards in the Novemebr issue of Architecture NZ.

The top five finalists for 2017 in no particular order are:

Te Takitaki by Jayne Kersten, Sophie Edwards from Jasmax and Tom Dobinson and George Grieve from Patterson Architects. This project draws inspiration from the structure of a Maori palisade, a fence that assisted in the fortification of a key piece of land.
The Lost Kina, by Thomas Seear-Budd and James Ross, graduates from Studio Pacific Architecture, uses 625 neglected road cones to compose a structural object standing approxiamately 8 metres tll
Tickled Pink, designed by Hannah Manning-Scott from Auckland Art Gallery and Cameron Deynzer from Glamuzina Architects, incorporates interior chambers that focus the visitor's attention onto different parts of the landscape.
Arcadia emulates a typical visual language of an 18th or 19th century garden folly with reference to a Gothic vaulted archway. Rachael Piper and Ji Hye Lim from Warren and Mahoney Architects designed this concept.
An Appellation of Air locates itself within and of the environment, with its form and fluctuations defined through the passing impressions of the wind and the hands of visitors. It is designed by nick Denton of Studio Pacific Architecture and Guy Newton from Architecture+.

Stay tuned for Friday the 1oth of March - the competition was sublime and of the highest standard.

There will be an 'Opening Function' for the winning brick bay Folly 2017 on Sunday the 26th of March, please contact if you would like further details and to attend this event.

A press release is available from the 10th of March, please contact the project manager -

This year the jury consists of Richard Didsbury and Jonathan Organ from Brick Bay, Karen Warman and Joanne Duggan from Resene, Richard Harris from Jasmax, Justine Hravey from Architecture New Zealand, Dave Hunter from Fletcher Building, Tony Van Raat from AUT University and Ryan Mahon, the 2016 co-winner.

The overall winner received $15,000 cash + product from Resene, $10,000 cash for building supplies and services from Fletcher Building, and a non-cash prize of up to $5,000 worth of labour from Brick Bay Sculpure Trust.

The Folly will be exhibited at Brick bay for a two year period.

Click here for terms and conditions of entry:

For further information please contact Arts Manager: Jonathan Organ 022 390 7203.

Brick Bay Sculpture Trust invites proposals for large scale projects and installations that explore contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly, a design build project leading to a two year exhibition at Brick Bay. Especially popular among the romantics of the 18th and 19th centuries, architectural follies are structures that often have no discernible purpose and are placed within a garden or landscape.
The objective is to support young and emerging New Zealand architects or students in an accredited New Zealand architecture programme to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture, and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines.
One conceptual project will be selected as the paramount winner.
The successful recipient will receive an overall $35,000 grant towards realising the proposed project. This grant consists of four separate components.
1. $15,000 cash from Resene to be applied to the project and Resene paint for the build supplied by New Zealand's leading paint and coatings company.
2. $10,000 of building supplies and services from Fletcher Building.
3. A non cash grant of up to $5,000 of value for labour from Brick Bay Sculpture Trust.
4. A non cash grant of up to $5,000 of value providing technical advice and fabrication resources from A.U.T.
The finished  project will be installed and exhibited on the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail beginning early March 2017 for a period of twenty four months.
The project will be documented by one of New Zealand's leading architectural photographers, Samuel Hartnett.
AGM publishing will publish the Brick Bay Folly in Architecture New Zealand, Architecture Now and Urbis. The top five finalists will also be invited to create a scaled maquette / model if they wish, to be included in the prestigious Urbis Design Day HQ exhibition.

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