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2014 Winner

Heritage Restoration Award

Orion Powerhouse Gallery and Historic Hydro Generator

Entrant: Akaroa Hydro Generating Set Trust and Orion New Zealand Ltd


Judge Citation: An invaluable part of Canterbury’s industrial heritage restored to the very highest of standards. Orion strengthened the Category 2-listed Power House Gallery following the earthquakes, retaining the industrial feel of the interiors. The Trust sourced original electrical equipment and restored the generators and control gear into fully operational order. This project is complemented by museum standard interpretation and the publication All Our Volts.


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