Heritage Redesigned: Adapting Historic Places for Contemporary New Zealand

There are many reasons for finding uses for historic places, rather than merely destroying them to build anew.  Read some successful, practical examples of the reuse of historic places within New Zealand.

Designer shop, Christchurch
There are many reasons to find uses for historic places, rather than destroying them to build anew.

This booklet was prepared by Heritage New Zealand to encourage and recognise the creativity and vision of all those owners and heritage professionals with the passion and belief to work with heritage places to create lasting value.

Heritage Redesigned includes a discussion of the values and benefits associated with reusing (whether repurposing or not) heritage places, and several short, easy-to-read, practical examples of adaptive reuse within the New Zealand context.

This booklet is intended to be a living document, and further case studies and information will be added over time.

Download a copy of Heritage Redesigned (pdf, 3.6mb) here.  If you would prefer a hard copy, contact Heritage New Zealand's National Office on (04) 472 4341 or email information@heritage.org.nz.  Numbers are limited.