2020 Western Architecture Awards Winner
Whanganui Collegiate School Administration Building
The Whanganui Collegiate School Administration Building plays a pivotal role in the school’s new campus plan. Its siting and repeating gabled forms give presence to the school upon approach and when viewed from across the playing fields. The building completes a quadrangle, bringing shelter and order to the campus. The three gabled forms are generous, and double-height volumes are deployed to good effect, imparting grace and significance to the campus front door. Materials and detailing have been carefully handled to respond to each orientation of the building. Internally, the building provides a rich spatial experience with dual stairs rising between the revealed inner skin of the exterior and interior environments. The building is a fine complement to the heritage architecture at the Whanganui Collegiate School.