2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards
National War Memorial Projects
A deep appreciation of Gummer and Ford’s Carillon and Hall of Memories provided the grounding for the impressive remediation and restoration of these national treasures. The project is just as notable for the work that is not visible as for the work that can be seen. The structures have been shored up and seismically strengthened and necessary interventions, such as new floors and access ladders in the Carillon and lighting and column supports in the Hall of Memories, have been achieved with sensitivity and tact. The Carillon has been future-proofed as one of New Zealand’s finest musical instruments, and the Hall of Memories respected as one of country’s most profound contemplative spaces.