Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hamilton.
A strong need to get to know the church and its people was the driving force behind the major refurbishment to the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of Hamiltons landmark buildings. One of the key drivers for the re-development of the cathedral was to keep the building suitable for the seat of the Catholic Bishop, and to give greater flexibility to the liturgical needs of the Cathedral. The internal space planning lends itself from over-flowingly large Christmas and Easter masses to smaller family groups for baptisms, catering for many different celebrations and congregations.
In association with Antanas Procuta Architects, Chibnall Buckell Marovic Team Architects were the recipients of a NZIA Branch Design Award.