The Hills Clubhouse designed by Andrew Patterson of Patterson Associates Ltd, was a supreme award winner, in the prestigious 2008 New Zealand Institute of Architects Resene Awards for Architecture. The complex has been shortlisted as a finalist in the inaugural World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in October.
A sophisticated bunker with less than a quarter of it above ground, the Clubhouse is designed to seamlessly integrate with the landscape. The innovative roof is topped with native tussock and the large floor to ceiling windows and covered deck provide a grandstand view of the 18th green.
The brief from The Hills owner, Michael Hill, was for a unique and distinctive Clubhouse – the Supreme Award judges reinforced this describing it as a building of “international stature.”