Christchurch's central library judged the best of the best in national property awards
Christchurch's stunning new central library, Turanga, has scooped the Supreme Award in prestigious national property industry awards.
The Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2019, held in Auckland on Friday, celebrated the best New Zealand property projects which displayed innovation and sustainability and delivered a financial and/or social return.
The $92.7m Turanga won the coveted award from 95 award nominees. The biggest public library in the South Island, spanning 9500 square metres, it is one of nine anchor projects contributing to the regeneration of the city following the 2010-11 earthquakes.
"Tūranga encompasses a wide range of facilities for the community, including a heritage collection, an innovation zone, music and video studios, a 200-seat arena and a café and outdoor roof terraces," judges said.