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The “Mai Mai” house in Ponsonby (above) and the clubhouse at The Hills golf course in Queenstown (below), both designed by Auckland-based architects Patterson Associates, have been named finalists for October’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona. Inspired by Pacific design, the Mai Mai residence is a finalist in the private homes category, while The Hills is listed in the sports building category. Founder of the firm, Andrew Patterson said having two buildings named on the world shortlist was “incredibly exciting and humbling.” “We’re simply delighted to be there,” Patterson said. “By being selected for these finals we get to attract the interest of the world in what we’re doing here in New Zealand.” Auckland-based Architects Fearon Hay are also shortlisted in the private housing category for their Queenstown ‘Mountain Retreat’ property.