2023 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
A sympathetic renovation and restoration of a 1925 building delivers a modernised gallery and commercial office space that integrates with existing heritage features. Numerous complexities, including previously completed earthquake strengthening, have been overcome with innovative design solutions that serve the building’s new purpose, while restoring original character. Limited interventions through the entry hall and office spaces modernise the building, with materials and fittings referencing the building’s original era. This project celebrates the heritage of an important inner city building and delivers a high-quality, light-filled venue.