Tag: Canterbury Heritage Awards

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 : Future Heritage Award

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 :

Future Heritage Award - Proudly sponsored by: Wilkie + Bruce


St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel
Entrant: Architectus
Badly damaged by the earthquakes, the original St Andrew’s Memorial Chapel has been replaced by an accomplished building that retains not just the memory of the original but also a great many artefacts skilfully integrated into its fabric.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.

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The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 : Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Heritage | Pam Wilson

Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Heritage | Pam Wilson

This special award is to posthumously honour a noted heritage professional and campaigner. Pam Wilson has manifested this role in numerous ways through her enduring commitment to the Ngaio Marsh House, Riccarton House, the Nurses’ Chapel and the important role she played in promoting a more professional approach to the management of heritage in the region. Pam Wilson passed away this year and her advocacy and deep knowledge of heritage is sadly missed.

Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 : Public Realm – Saved and Restored Award

Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 :

Public Realm - Saved and Restored Award    - Proudly sponsored by Mapei


The Clock Tower, The Arts Centre of Christchurch
Entrant: The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust
One of the central city’s most significant landmarks, the Clock Tower Block at the Arts Centre of Christchurch was designed by colonial architect Benjamin Mountfort for Canterbury College, later the University of Canterbury, in 1877. Damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes the Clock Tower block has been restored and fully strengthened by the Arts Centre’s team with careful attention to the minutiae of detail to ensure that its built form and patina of age have remained intact. As the entry stated the restoration has matched the Clock Tower’s “…status in civic life and communal memory.”

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The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018: Seismic Award

Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018: Seismic Award- Proudly sponsored by  CERES NZ

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Statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Entrant: Christchurch City Council
The statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott commemorates the Polar Party who perished on their return journey from the South Pole in 1912. The statue is of international importance with considerable historic, artistic, cultural and social significance. Using internationally leading and innovative engineering techniques the statue has been meticulously conserved, repaired and seismically strengthened. Without such care and attention the statue, that now sits proudly on its original site, would likely have been lost.

Holy Innocents, Mt Peel
Entrant: Church Property Trustees
This highly significant church built in 1869 and associated with the early settler Acland family was badly damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. It was considered a total loss.

The Heritage NZ and Timaru District Council listed church is in an isolated location creating major problems for its strengthening and partial reconstruction. These included a lack of services, difficulty for transport of building supplies, and the need to work over winter. The commitment of the whole team is evident in the innovation and excellence of the design and its implementation so that the heritage values of the church have been maintained. It is now more able to survive similar earthquakes so that future generations can experience and enjoy its magnificent qualities.

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Historic Places Mid Canterbury- Wins “Outstanding Contribution to Heritage” @ Canterbury Heritge Awards 2018

Historic Places Mid Canterbury were announced winners of the Outstanding Contribution to Heritage category at the Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018.

The citation from the Awards website is the following:

"Outstanding Contribution to Heritage

Historic Places Mid-Canterbury generates community awareness, appreciation and retention of historic buildings and sites that have social and heritage value for the Mid Canterbury community.  They have successfully manned regular displays, heritage bus trips, Living Heritage articles in local newspapers, a yearly summer Garden Party in historic surrounds and regular newsletters.  They have now recently introduced the Blue Plaque Project.  This is gaining approval and interest from other heritage groups and building owners throughout Canterbury."

Heritage Christchurch wins Canterbury Heritage Award (2018) in Heritage Tourism category

Heritage Christchurch Exterior

Heritage Christchurch has just been announced the winner of the Heritage Tourism category in the Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018.

The awards honour Canterbury individuals, organisations and companies involved in heritage restoration, retention, promotion or tourism.

The award was presented on 15 June at the Canterbury Heritage Awards gala event in the Isaac Theatre Royal.

“We are honoured to receive this award. It is a huge endorsement for Heritage Hotels and what we stand for. We consider ourselves privileged custodians of this very special building,” says Gary Jarvis, chief operating officer of Heritage Hotel Management Ltd.

“We are delighted daily by the engagement of visitors with the building’s unique history and grandeur. The ‘heritage’ factor is a strong motivation for guests choosing to stay with us,” says Astrid Hay, resident manager of Heritage Christchurch.

Heritage Christchurch is set in the century-old Old Government Building on Cathedral Square. The hotel offers elegant suites in one, two and three bedroom configurations as well as a health club, lap pool and sauna on site.

The building was designed by renowned architect, Joseph Clarkson Maddison, in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style. It opened in August 1913 and is considered of ‘monumental’ importance to the city by architecture experts.

Heritage Christchurch won the World Luxury Hotel Award in the Luxury Heritage Hotel category Australasia/Oceania region and the Luxury Historical Hotel category for New Zealand in December 2017. The hotel was also a winner in the historical category in 2016.

Media contact:

Susan Gibson
Group Communications Manager
Heritage Hotel Management


Box 112 Historic Places Mid Canterbury Named As Finalists For The Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018

Box 112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage:

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage:

  • Lyttleton Redux (Julia Holden, Artist)
  • Heritage Team (CCC Heritage Team)
  • Historic Places Mid Canterbury, Ashburton


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“Christchurch – Five Years On” Canterbury Heritage Awards 2016 Commissioned Doc Online

The Canterbury Heritage Awards commissioned doc is available to view online. The following explanation text was sourced from the Canterbury Heritage Awards Website.

Christchurch – Five Years On

The following film was commissioned in 2012 to accompany the awards. Time may erase images of the full extent of the destruction of our city in our minds – and it is easy to forget landmarks and think ‘I can’t remember what was there before!’ We need visual reminders of our past culture. This film features some twenty Heritage buildings that have gone forever. We will be reminded of the damage the earthquake caused and it will focus on the empty space that now exists. It is that empty space that the Heritage Awards team will be monitoring and it is that empty space that features in the 2016 update. Will these empty sites see heritage of the future? Will they articulate motifs of predecessors? Will they be a worthy successor, or will they be another mindless and bland building that could exist anywhere in the world. Or are the sites still unbuilt upon.