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2014 Winner

Future Heritage Award

Stranges Building

Entrant: KPI Rothschild Property Group

Judge Citation: This contemporary building situated on the High St/Manchester St corner replaces the category 1 listed Stranges building that was destroyed in the earthquakes. The building co-relates to the fully restored Bonnington House alongside that forms part of the overall development. Like its predecessor, Stranges building echoes the strong built edge addressing the corner, and the rhythm of the surrounding buildings is expressed with the exposed steel structure on its facade. The first building completed in the City Centre Retail Precinct, it is rapidly becoming a landmark building of the inner city rebuild. Stranges building is a fine example of how new buildings can work alongside heritage buildings in a manner that respects and complements each other.

 

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