The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 :
Future Heritage Award - Proudly sponsored by: Wilkie + Bruce
St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel
Badly damaged by the earthquakes, the original St Andrew’s Memorial Chapel has been replaced by an accomplished building that retains not just the memory of the original but also a great many artefacts skilfully integrated into its fabric. The new Memorial Chapel is a place of contemplation and worship, and of gathering, its feet steeped in history on the public side and its gaze facing the future, over the stream and playing fields to the college and its ever changing student role. Three strong elements – the brick Memorial wall, the folded glass wall, and the complex gable roof soaring above – come together to define a marvellous interior space that will serve and inspire many generations to come.
Christchurch Bus Interchange
The design by Architectus for the Christchurch Bus Interchange has been carefully conceived to present an inner-city transport hub that services vehicle and passenger requirements in a manner that integrates it seamlessly into the urban landscape of a central city commercial and retail precinct. The judges admired the sculptural form that played on references to the City’s neo gothic architecture as well as references to Maori culture particularly in its interior form – motifs that boded well for longevity in the city’s built future.
h01 House, Cashmere
Entrant: Maguire and Harford Architects
This modest house is remarkable for its connection with place, geographically and historically. Clad in concrete blocks with simple window openings, its scale, proportion and
detail is assured, its possession of the site and surrounding neighbourhood demonstrative yet modest, and its referencing of recent architectural history – in particular, a 1960’s Warren and Mahoney house in nearby Huntsbury – give this house both substance and meaning that will surely endure.
Cathedral Grammar Junior School
Entrant: Andrew Barrie Lab & Tezuka Architects
The combination of modern construction methods and requirements with traditional jointing techniques has presented a beautifully crafted timber and glass structure that provides flexible educational teaching and playing spaces designed to meet teaching requirements well into the future. The design by Andre Barrie Lab and Tezuka Architects has achieved a simplicity and delight in form that integrates well into the immediate urban and natural landscape.
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