Civic Project Entries

Project: David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre

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Livingstone Building NZ Limited

Project Partners

Livingstone Building NZ Limited (Construction Company, Quantity Surveyor) , Walker Community Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The new David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre was developed for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It includes a chapel with the ability to seat over 300 delegates and a meeting venue to hold over 2,000 people. The building's concept reflects the church’s uses, and is also appropriate to the religion. The underlying idea was one of permanence which, like a religion, is a rock in society and a trusted element.

Project: ARISE Centre

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Armstrong Downes Commercial

Project Partners

King & Dawson Architects & Engineers Limited (Engineer), AECOM (Project Manager), Armstrong Downes Commercial (Construction Company)

Owned By

ARISE Church

The ARISE Centre is ARISE Church’s first purpose-built building. Designed to accommodate a growing church office, a new campus of ARISE and facilitates for functions, events and meetings, the ARISE Centre provides a home base in the Wellington region. The sense of ‘home’ was an important consideration during the design and construction of the ARISE Centre.

Project: The Executive Wing Ground Floor Redevelopment

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Naylor Love Construction

Project Partners

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company), Xigo (Project Management)

Owned By

Her Majesty the Queen

The Executive Wing Ground Floor Redevelopment was the construction of a new entry canopy and internal alterations to the ground floor of the Executive Wing (the Beehive). The team worked tirelessly to complete the works within the high-security environment of the Beehive, and within the fast-track, 82-day programme. A key success was ensuring construction did not disrupt operations in the Beehive. The result is stunning, and in keeping with the Beehive's position as New Zealand's political heart.

Project: The Masters House

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Ardent Building Developments Limited

Project Partners

Ardent Building Developments Limitd (Construction Company), Envision Architecture Limited (Architect/Designer)

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Hillcrest Chapel Trust

The Master’s House replaced an existing building that was no longer fit for purpose for the various church and community groups that use it. All of these groups were consulted during the initial design phase, and their feedback was taken into account throughout the project. The building needed to retain a residential look to fit into the surrounding neighbourhood, as well as be functional and practical. This project definitely meets the clients needs of a welcoming and inviting space with a modern look.

Project: Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

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Armitage Williams Construction Limited

Project Partners

Athfields Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Armitage Williams Construction Limited (Construction Company)

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Christchurch City Council

The new Sumner Library and Community Facility, Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, replaced the former library which suffered extensive damage in the 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. Following the quakes, the Sumner community and neighbouring districts came together to form a collective to steer the rebuild. The collaboration of the collective, the Christchurch City Council, Athfields Architect, and The Building Intelligence Group displays what can be achieved when challenges are put in the way.

Project: He Tohu Exhibition

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The Fletcher Construction Company

Project Partners

Story Inc (Project Manager), The Fletcher Construction Company (Construction Company), Ecubed (Engineer), Studio Pacific Architecture (Architect/Designer)

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Department of Internal Affairs

The He Tohu exhibition houses three of New Zealand's most important constitutional documents: 1835 He Whakaputanga - Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand, the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi and the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. Each document's individual requirements for humidity and lighting was a huge challenge when considering this build. The team had to ensure it met the world leading standard required by the library conservation team. The architectural concept behind the document room is a ‘Waka huia’ or ‘sacred treasure box’ and the organic shape of the internal rimu as well as the dramatic lighting certainly align with the concept.

Project: The Salvation Army Christchurch City Corps

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Arrow International

Project Partners

Dalman (Architect/Designer), The Salvation Army Christchurch City Corps (Client Representative), Arrow International (Construction Company)

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The Salvation Army New Zealand Trust

The Salvation Army's Christchurch City Corps Headquarters is a building that significantly "enlivens" its neighbourhood. This five-year project timeline is testimony to the tenacity of the project team to find a way around every obstacle. The architectural integrity of the building, with its 'civic feel', provides an important window on TSA activities. The efficient, highly resolved design more than adequately meets the needs of the client and its diverse stakeholders.