In what's a New Zealand first, an Auckland art gallery has taken out an international award.
Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki has won the International Award for Architectural Excellence.
The award, from the Royal Institute of British Architects, recognises the world's most imaginative, dramatic and green buildings.
Gallery Director Chris Saines says the heritage-restored and expanded building has become a flag-bearer for the city's architectural and urban design future.
The award comes within a month of the gallery winning the New Zealand Architecture Medal at the New Zealand Architecture Awards.