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Project: The Lindis

Entrant

Brosnan Construction

Project Partners

Architecture Workshop Ltd (Architect/Designer), Brosnan Construction (Construction Company), Dunning Thornton (Engineer)

The Lindis is a highly complex and detailed luxury lodge in the remote Ahuriri Valley. Located two hours north of Queenstown bordering the Southern Alps, the project presented many ongoing logistical challenges due to its remote location and exposure to extreme weather conditions. The client’s vision was world-class luxury, with a design so seamless it appears to merge with the original landscape. The visually striking roof was an exercise in innovation for all involved. The curved roof was created by hand, bending layers of Australian hardwood over bespoke box section steel rafters that were created by welding together four CNC cut steel plates from a twisted and curved rafter.

Project: All Souls Church

Entrant

Higgs Construction Limited

Project Partners

Higgs Construction limited (Construction Company), Homles Consulting (Engineer), RCP Ltd (Project Manager), Warren and Mahoney Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Church Property Trustees

All Souls Church is the first Anglican church in the Christchurch region to be built from scratch in 40 years. It replaces the earthquake-damaged church that was built in 1926. The project consisted of three main structures joined in the middle by a glazed cone-shaped chapel. A significant amount of detailed structural laminated timber work was incorporated into the structural frame. The glazed exterior to the cone-shaped chapel was constructed with aluminium profiles that were designed for this project and modelled using 3D printed plastic profiles to ensure it would work as intended. Another feature of note is the river of life on the south wall of the Place of Worship, which was entirely handcrafted from plaster.