Awapuni School, Gisborne
Special places in Gisborne
People think that the ceiling is really interesting because it is a curved one. The whole building is rather old and not many ceilings were built like that at the time. It was designed by Colin Pilbrow and he won many awards and trophies for his magnificent building.
About Colin Pilbrow
A lot of people think Colin Pilbrow was a very talented architect. He also designed the Tairawhiti Museum. He died at the very beginning of September 2005.
Stained glass windows
The glass windows were designed by Stephen Hutton with Julie Biermann-Hutton The construction was done by Keith Babarich, Bryan Gray, Paul Thacker and many more volunteers. It was made in 1993 and it measures 39.5 square meters. The glass window was called Inanahi ki Tenei Whakatipuranga which means: Yesterdays, Yesteryears and the time between until tomorrow.
Here are some pieces of the window with explanations of what they represent.