2020 Western Architecture Awards Winner
Whanganui Collegiate School - H.G Carver Memorial Library
The HG Carver Memorial Library has been beautifully restored and given a fitting new purpose for a heritage building: the pursuit of knowledge. Seismic strengthening has been integrated without adversely affecting the architectural elements. Clever new character windows have been integrated into the building so seamlessly as to suggest they were always there. The former dining room was a singular interior volume; however, the adaptive reuse respectfully inserts a central contemporary element, leaving the heritage walls and trusses to be appreciated and admired.