Heritage and Restoration Project Awards Results

H T M L Code
National Category Winner: Heritage/Restoration

Project: Rose Chapel

Entrant

DPA Architects

Project Partners

DPA Architects (Architect/Designer), Higgs Construction (Construction Company), WSP Opus (Engineer)

Just three days away from celebrating its 100th birthday, Christchurch's Rose Chapel was severely damaged by the February 2011 earthquake. The splendid rose window, for which it was named after, had collapsed leaving a gaping hole in the main façade. The complex restoration project involved reinstating fallen masonry, replacing structural brick walls with concrete versions, strengthening the roof and foundations, as well as tedious repairs to the stained glass windows. The unique opportunity also arose to restore and relocate the Regent’s staircase, which was saved following the hertiage building's demolition following the earthquake.

Judges comments

The Rose Chapel was three days away from celebrating its 100th birthday when the 2011 Christchurch earthquake struck. The damage was extensive and repair work took over two years to complete.

This complex restoration project involved reinstating fallen masonry, replacing structural brick walls with concrete versions, strengthening the roof and foundations, as well as intricate repairs to the stained-glass windows. The unique opportunity also arose to restore and relocate the Regent’s staircase, which was saved following the heritage building's demolition following the earthquake.

Judges were impressed with the project team’s workmanship, quality, attention to detail, and how committed they were to restore the Chapel back to its former glory. The judges say the Rose Chapel is an excellent example of the restoration that’s been taking place in Canterbury with the old stone churches. The build brings modern structural elements and embeds them into historic fabrics in a way that is respectful and allows the original building to shine.

 

Project: Nelson Centre For Musical Arts

Entrant

Coman Construction Limited

Project Partners

Coman Construction Limited (Construction Company), Irving Smith Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

The purpose-built Nelson School of Music auditorium was constructed in 1901. This project entailed seismic strengthening to the heritage-listed auditorium, renovation of an existing building, construction of a new facility behind the Auditorium, demolition of the existing Foyer and Balling Theatre, and the construction of a new Foyer building. The project team had to be adaptable, as approximately 10 months into the construction process, Nelson School of Music Trust added the re-construction of the 1901 parapets to the scope of works.

 

Project: Old Stone House

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Amalgamated Builders Limited

Project Partners

Amalgamated Builders Limited (Construction Company), Insight Unlimited 2002 Limited (Project Manager)

The Old Stone House was built by Sir John Cracroft Wilson on his Cracroft estate in 1870-71 as quarters for his 40 Indian servants and workers. The building was only at 15 percent of the New Building Standard (NBS), meaning it was considered earthquake-prone and in need of extensive repairs and strengthening. After a lot of careful work the facility has been repaired and strengthened to 67 percent ofthe New Building Standard. The team has been able to complete the repairs while keeping much of the original heritage value that makes the Old Stone House so special. The focus was on doing the strengthening from the interior, which had already seen renovation, while keeping the historic exterior as untouched as possible.

 

Project: 501 Karangahape Road

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Naylor Love Auckland Limited/Tawera Group

Project Partners

22 Degrees (Engineer), Beca (Architect/Designer/Project Director/Project manager), Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

Owned By

Tawera group

This historic building at 501 Karangahape Road has parts as old as 1886. The project required substantial care and attention to detail to ensure its integrity was retained. The project team need to collaborate with Council and the local historical society to ensure the building was suitable for 21st century tenants. while preserving its character. The historic structure required an extensive seismic and structural upgrade, and the team acheived this by magnifying the buildings existing strengths and remediating the inherent weaknesses of some heritage construction techniques and materials. The sophisticated interiors deliberately feature large exposed steel beams, contrasted with rustic exposed brick, to showcase the building Heritage. Meticulous attention to detail and highly involved tenants has seen the creation of a number of functional, yet different interior spaces.

 

Project: Waikohanga House, Block A

Entrant

Naylor Love Auckland

Project Partners

archifact - architecture and conservation ltd (Architect/Designer), Beca (Engineer), Naylor Love Enterprises (Construction Company), RTA Studio (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

University of Auckland

The Waikohanga House, Block A building was previously owned by Housing New Zealand, and was bought by the University of Auckland in 2016 to use as student accommodation. The building needed extensive repair of interiors due to contamination of meth substances and mould/decay. All services were also failing, with leaks and condemned areas. The project team worked together to comply with the heritage constraints. They preserved and meticulously restored as many original features of the building as possible, including the rimu flooring, cedar windows, balustrades and internal staircase, and built-in cabinetry.

 

Project: Jacks Point Clubhouse

Entrant

Naylor Love Central Otago Limited

Project Partners

Naylor Love Central Otago Ltd (Construction Company), Peak Projects International Ltd (Project Manager), Warnock Architecture Ltd (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Jacks Point Village Holdings

Jack’s Point Clubhouse, which is 1000m2, caught fire in 2016 and suffered significant damage. The rebuild project included a Restaurant, Office Area and Changing Facilities. The Restaurant seats up to 100 people or 300 people standing. There is a new surround sound system, dramatic and bold light fittings, faster and more efficient internet connections and Wi-Fi, improved insulation for the harsh environment and more energy efficient mechanical and ventilation systems. The Clubhouse now has a striking and bright new design which showcases its amazing features, allowing people to feel relaxed and enjoy their ultimate dining experience.

 

Project: Lyttelton Timeball Station

Entrant

Hawkins

Project Partners

DPA Architects (Architect/Designer), Hawkins (Construction Company)

Owned By

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

The Lyttelton Timeball Station project involved the rebuild of the Station which was built in 1876, but was damaged beyond repair in the 2011 earthquakes. The Timeball is of significant importance to both the local community and maritime heritage. The project re‐established the tradition of dropping the Timeball and returned a useful and well‐loved green space to the local community. The project involved the reconstruction of the 15m-high octagonal Timeball tower as a standalone structure and the reinstatement of the Timeball mechanism, Flagstaff and landscaping, while using as much of the salvaged original material as possible.