Christchurch Art Gallery Base Isolation Retrofit

Ground Engineering Awards, London

International Project of the Year Award

ACENZ Innovate Awards of Excellence - New Zealand


With boosted strength and resiliency, Christchurch’s most iconic public building now provides the perfect shelter for its priceless artworks.

Re-leveling and base isolating the Christchurch Art Gallery enabled it to reach the highest international standards in seismic protection for housing art collections.

A solution that eliminated significant construction works in the gallery and allowed significant savings in relocating the on-site stored artwork met the challenges of: restoring this cultural icon while the building continued to house the artworks in storage; maintaining constant temperature and humidity; preventing the ingress of dust.

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