“For a place to thrive and flourish and to be truly prosperous, we need architecture and aesthetics that appeal to a range of tastes, to appropriately illustrate our rich history, and to inspire thought and emotion,” Warren said.
“Te Whare Waiutuuku Kate Sheppard House achieves these goals in spades, celebrating not only our built heritage but our social heritage too.”
“The entrants in these heritage awards are City leaders and heroes, who through their efforts and investments are helping propel our city towards an even brighter future.”
The Riverside Market Mural also received a Certificate of Special Recognition in the Heritage Tourism Award. The mural came about through a public private partnership between Riverside Market and ChristchurchNZ, and was managed by production company Oi YOU!.
The mural depicts a streetscape of heritage buildings and includes nods to historic people and recognisable Christchurch companies. Painted window displays include reference to the Kate-Sheppard-led local suffrage movement.
Judges were “enamoured” with the mural, “which provides the viewer with an almost three-dimensional illustration” paying homage to Christchurch’s past.