Palmerston North City Library

Athfield Architects deservedly won the 1997 New Zealand Institute of Architects National Award for its redevelopment of a department store building into a space for the Palmerston North City Library.

Outside the main entrance to City Library find a Paul Dibble sculpture: All Creatures Great (1996). The concept of All Creatures Great was drawn from a children’s book which demonstrated the size of a whale as equal to the height of 10 elephants. On one side, the whale rises on its tail from an atrium pond, while on the other side the elephants are stacked on top of each other.
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