College – Issue 31

HERITAGE A clutch of awards for our heritage buildings

Christ’s College arguably has the most attractive school campus in the city and restoration and redevelopment since the earthquakes has managed to stay sympathetic to its heritage while building for the future.

Its success in achieving this fine architectural balance is now well known and the Hare Memorial Library and Miles Warren Building have again been recognised, this time at the Canterbury Heritage Awards held on Thursday 9 June. The Miles Warren Building was the winner of the Future Heritage category, with the judges praising how it has been “designed to sit with grace in the surrounding heritage environment making subtle references to design elements and

features found on earlier College buildings.” They went on to say its design “provides intrigue and interest using features that reflect the past while taking the College’s built heritage into the future.” The Hare Memorial Library was highly commended in the Seismic Award category, with special mention made of its “very technically challenging seismic strengthening, repairs and heritage restoration.” The judges praised College and its team of consultants and contractors for

their “obvious skills and dedication to achieve the quality result.”

College also received four awards at the Registered Master Builders Association, New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, held in Auckland in April. Bursar Colin Sweetman says “We received Gold Awards for The Miles Warren Building and the Heritage Restoration of the Hare Memorial Building. We also received National Category awards in the Heritage


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