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Unispace Wins 9 Awards at the Best Design Awards 2021

The Best Design Awards is an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, digital, and motion design in New Zealand. This year, it was three gold, three silver, and three bronze for Unispace across four categories.


RocketWerkz, Auckland

  • Office & Workplace Environment – Gold
  • Lighting Design – Gold

From digital immersion rooms to fully isolated recording studios and a 24-hour streaming room, this workplace is a stake in the ground for the aspirations of the gaming industry in New Zealand. And most importantly, it is a living, breathing manifestation of the culture and values of RocketWerkz as a whole.

Judge’s comments:
“The deeply immersive entry sets the scene for this studio. The lighting is bold and gives focus to its outputs. A highly energizing take on what it means to create a working environment through the augmentation of light and shadow.”

View RocketWerkz, Auckland case study


Unispace, Auckland

  • Office & Workplace Environment – Gold
  • Color Award Spatial – Bronze

As one of the first-built examples of a post-Covid workplace, the Unispace Auckland studio elevates the employee experience with purposeful spaces that work hard for our team while supporting the ability to work from anywhere.

Judge's comments:
“Carefully crafted and considered spaces that utilized views beyond. It was clear there was careful consideration to each space with an elegant and enriching outcome.”

View Unispace Studio, Auckland case study


Jarden, Auckland

  • Office & Workplace Environment – Silver
  • Lighting Design – Bronze

With a highly bespoke and elegant design, Jarden’s Auckland office is an exercise in restraint. The result is a stunning experience that demonstrates timeless quality and humble luxury.

View Jarden, Auckland case study


Auckland Spine Surgery Centre, Auckland

  • Healthcare & Wellbeing – Silver

Bringing together two very different aspects of their profession, the design creates a premium specialist spinal surgeon hub midway between two of Auckland’s central city hospitals.

View Auckland Spine Surgery Centre case study


QIC, Melbourne

  • Office & Workplace Environment – Silver

The design houses multiple business groups in a single space, creating a workplace that aligns with QIC’s high level of service and client-focused business ethos, and empowers different business groups to work together.

View QIC, Melbourne case study


ServiceNow, Melbourne

  • Office & Workplace Environment – Bronze

Global design standards ensure the same great experience for every ServiceNow employee, no matter where they live. The space reflects the brand and company values and caters to future growth.

We are extremely proud of the team for their achievements. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to the judges, The Designers Institute of New Zealand, and to our clients and partners for their continued support.