2020 Western Architecture Awards Winner
Whanganui Collegiate School - H.G Carver Memorial Library
The refurbished library skilfully balances heritage restoration with contemporary functionality in a design that celebrates the library’s character and provides a diversity of modern study spaces. A clever black box contains the library’s fixed elements and technology below, while creating a floating platform above: students can study at their discretion between gazing at the heritage trusses. The black glazed entry provides a sleek external expression that is a counterpoint to the warm refurbished brick building.