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2018 Highly Commended

Public Realm - Saved and Restored Award

Memorial Shrine

Entrant: Christchurch Boys' High School

The 1926 unreinforced stone masonry structure of the Memorial Shrine was extensively damaged by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.  The Shrine is a very important memorial as it acknowledges the sacrifices of the 142 school old boys that lost their lives in WW1.  The damage, primarily to the high level parapets of the Memorial Shrine, proved

challenging and the repairs required a complex engineering solution and specialised stone mason work.  The project aim of restoration has been achieved and today the Memorial Shrine can rightly assume its place and role as the memorial to the 142 school old boys – we will remember them.

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