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ArchEngBuild 2019 winners

30 top architecture, engineering and construction management students from around the country showed that the future of New Zealand's building and construction industry is in good hands.

In 2019, the competition brief was to facilitate a zero-carbon city through buildings that have a low environmental impact and promote zero-carbon building, design and use.

The winning students were architectural designer Ziyi (Jacky) Zheng and engineer Jiahui (Tony) Wang, both from the University of Auckland, and construction manager Luke Thompson from Unitec. The team said their focus was on using resources and technology available now while having 'ready spaces' for future technology so adaptation is an easy and cheap as possible.

Hon Megan Woods (Minister of Research, Science and Innovation), Ziyi (Jacky) Zheng, Jiahui (Tony) Wang, Luke Thompson and Chelydra Percy (BRANZ CEO).
The 2019 winning design: Urban Garden - Otakaro Community Centre.