CCM was commissioned to undertake a full review of all Wellington City Council’s housing assets in preparation for their seismic strengthening and upgrade.
Subsequently in 2008, CCM were appointed Architects for one of the large apartment buildings, Berkeley Dallard.
The seismic strengthening of this large concrete structure was a key design issue and had to be woven into the design without significant impact on the optimal plans for the apartments.
This was achieved by inserting substantial shear walls in 5 locations across the building, and also in the long direction around the new lift core.
The design team had many briefing sessions with the residents, to discuss how we would make the new apartments warm, safe and sized appropriately and how children will be provided for within and around the complex.
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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