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Heritage Building Re-use Design Competition

Dunedin City Council in New Zealand and a number of partners have established a Heritage Buildings Design Competition for tertiary students.

This competition is to encourage student designers, either individually or as a team, to create an innovative reuse of a heritage building. This year’s competition is different from previous years. In 2015/2016 the competition focuses on a new build for a vacant site within a heritage precinct. It poses the question ‘What type of building can be inserted into the Princes Street streetscape on the former Century Theatre site (361 Princes Street) in a way that respects the surrounding heritage buildings and also encourages revitalisation of the area and a more vibrant streetscape?’


Proposed redevelopment site


The winning student design will receive a $3000 (NZ$) cash prize and will have their entries showcased to the public. Selected entries will also be shown in a public exhibition coinciding with the awards evening.

The competition will run until 20th January 2016 and will be judged by a panel consisting of council staff, architects, independent developers and heritage professionals. It is open to International students.

For more information on the competition please visit Dunedin City Council website here.

For more information on the building, including plans, photos and information about site visits, please contact the Team Leader Urban Design by phoning +64 03 477 4000 or by email

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