2019 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
The Ernest Rutherford Building (RRSIC – Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre)
This bold, confident building illustrates a social respect for learning and a celebration of education. The composition of contemporary forms, warm natural textures and sparing but striking bursts of colour translates the university’s vision for future tertiary education into a physical form. The design facilitates a human-centred university experience, with carefully edited, open learning spaces interwoven with a range of common areas that provide diverse opportunities for use. This is a celebration of light, space and serious study – all wrapped in a wonderful architectural cloak.