Building Legacies?

Some thoughts on the recent exhibition held at Wellington Museum, Immersive Legacies: 320 The Terrace, by Wellington heritage professional Cherie Jacobson. After visiting 320 The Terrace, Wellington, I felt a bit unwell. Not because of its very sorry state, which is enough to make anyone who appreciates its architectural and historical value feel quite ill,…

Old High Court back in action

In a rare piece of good heritage news following the November earthquake, Wellington’s historic High Court building, in Stout Street, has been pressed back into service. It is a Category One listed building, which went through a lengthy multi-million dollar restoration project ending in 2010, at the same time as the new Supreme Court building was being built next…

Adaptive Reuse

How better to celebrate the weekend than a shiny, pretty example of adaptive reuse?  The future of many heritage buildings relies on clever architects providing clever solutions for buildings that no longer have a use in their old form.  Not only does it save many buildings, but it is a much more environmentally friendly solution than…