2020 Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Architecture Awards Winner
Hawke's Bay Opera House
In this inspiring project, a skilled architect working with committed clients has restored an historic building and strengthened the spirit of a community. Interventions have been seamlessly integrated, when necessary, and rightfully celebrated when the opportunity arose. The judicious balance of boldness and delicacy has produced a splendid atmosphere that engenders a sense of occasion and provides an outstanding venue for live performance. The revived Hawke's Bay Opera House demonstrates that important heritage buildings can be saved and can have a purposeful new life.