This internal apartment conversion is located within one of Christchurch's most iconic Victorian Gothic heritage buildings, the former Christchurch Normal School on Cranmer Square (circa 1874).  Given the buildings significance as a NZ Historic Places Trust Category 1 listing, all existing features were to remain largely unmodified.  A (removable) stark white contemporary interior was implemented to highlight and compliment the existing timber and stone construction of the building, without detracting from the overwhelming beauty of the existing craftsmanship.