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Many plans were submitted, and eventually, the first prize went to architects Messrs Atkins and Bacon. Sadly, their winning designs are not available. However, readers of these pages may be interested to view one of the unsuccessful designs, submitted by architects Creighton and Mackay. Each of the 4 photographs below can be enlarged for detailed viewing.
The Children's Hospital wards as shown here, would have had a unique circular design. Note provision also for two smaller wards for cancer patients.
The design provides for new wards to be built on top of each of the 4 original wards, this upper level to be accessed by way of a curved stairway opposite the main entrance. There is provision for a chapel to the north of the main corridor.
All 4 photographs courtesy Archives New Zealand / Te Whare Tohu Tuhituhinga O Aotearoa