2020 Western Architecture Awards Winner
Whanganui War Memorial Centre Strengthening
The complex structural strengthening of this Heritage Category 1 building ensures its continued survival by applying sophisticated architectural and structural solutions that complement and enhance the existing aesthetic of the building. Careful consideration was given to the War Memorial’s heritage status during structural strengthening and refurbishment which retained the building’s architectural integrity and famous form. The result is exceptional; the work has given the War Memorial Centre a new chapter in its life, not only preserving the building for its community but also retaining an icon of New Zealand architecture.