2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
The Blyth Performing Arts Centre
This stand-alone building commands attention from the moment you enter the school gates. The strong sculptured shape, reminiscent of the case of a musical instrument, of the exterior is thoughtfully reflected on the interior. From the soaring foyer space that connects you to the outside with its lovely relationship to an existing tree, through to the auditorium space, the building benefits from a deceptively simple language and form, expressed in a very honest way. Details and materials have been carefully considered to impart warmth and sensitivity and express a human scale.