The New Zealand Portrait Gallery is located on Wellington’s waterfront in a characterful brick building with a Historic Places Trust, classification 1.
CCM’s challenge was to seismically upgrade the building to at least 70% of Code. This was achieved by post tensioning all the exterior brickwork and tying into a new capping truss. This tricky structural work was all hidden, and the historic visual appearance unaltered.
CCM also designed the upgrade of interiors with a new entry, admin and storage areas. This refreshed gallery is open to the public with ever changing exhibitions.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
We bring the knowledge of urban context to architectural projects. Providing our clients with consultation design and facilitation skills that ensure their projects fit into the city fabric.
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