Architecture

Last day tomorrow for submissions on quake-prone ‘priority’ buildings

Submissions close at 5.00pm tomorrow, 23 November, for Wellington City Council’s consultation to identify priority earthquake-prone buildings. Some priority buildings are identified by Government legislation and others by councils in consultation with their community. The aim is to ensure the cities are safe for the public and can continue to operate following a damaging quake. …

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Consultation starts to identify quake-prone ‘priority’ buildings

The Wellington City Council has opened a Government-required consultation to identify priority earthquake-prone buildings, including those on key transport routes, which will need to be strengthened in a shorter timeframe. Changes to the Building Act following the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes mean ‘priority’ buildings must be strengthened in seven-and-a-half years rather than the normal 15 …

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Heritage buildings in Island Bay, Cuba Street and Newtown receive $715,000 help for strengthening

Four significant buildings in Wellington will receive Heritage EQUIP funding to help with earthquake strengthening in the latest round administered by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. New Zealand’s Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme, provides private building owners with up to 50 per cent of the funding required for seismic strengthening of heritage listed buildings. …

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Development of Press Hall gets supreme nod at Property People Awards

The development of Press Hall won McKee Fehl the Archaus Urban Design Award and the Greenwood Roche Supreme Award last night at the Property Council Wellington Property People Awards. The awards for the development at 80 Willis Street to 22 Boulcott Street were part of a celebration of the people who are shaping Wellington through …

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Documents reveal conflict over pay for Sir Peter’s museum plan

Documents released by the Wellington City Council show the lengths the council went to get a movie museum built in its planned convention centre. Story from RNZ by Reporter Laura Dooney  @ljdooney [email protected] In August it was announced Sir Peter Jackson and the team behind the museum were walking away from the project. It was first announced in 2015 …

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Two Wellington landmarks win design awards

The north Kumutoto public space on the waterfront and the He Tohu Document Centre in the National Library were recognised for their design and construction at the NZ Timber Design Awards this week. The Kumutoto project also won a gold pin at the NZ Best Design Awards. The He Tohu Document Centre within the National …

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Your high five events for Monday 24 September

A spring walk, spring book sales, sharp spring script readings, well-sprung design and architecture, and the problems of organ donation are on the events agenda today. You can bag beautiful bargains at SALE at Mine today at The Dowse Shop, Dowse Art Museum from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Their spring clean sale sees 25% off the …

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Home & Garden Show returns to capital – with Wellington App partnership

Over 200 exhibitors with displays and information about everything from flooring, mini avocado trees, drains and gutters, home financing, bathroom design, artists, sculptors, chocolate – and The Wellington App – will feature at the 2018 Wellington Home & Garden Show at Westpac Stadium this weekend. From 10am Friday through to 4:00pm Sunday, exhibitors from around …

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Nearly 50 buildings with Grenfell-like cladding identified in Wellington

A high school, a private hospital and several apartment blocks are among the 49 Wellington buildings identified with combustible cladding similar to what fuelled the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London last year. Report from RNZ by Phil Pennington @pjppenn [email protected] Photo of Grenfell Tower, by ChiralJon (CC2) The Wellington City Council was ordered by the …

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First look at Wellington’s new social housing units

More than 100 new social housing units have been unveiled in Wellington. Report from RNZ, 17 September 2018 The development has one- to four-bedroom apartments and five are designed for people with accessibility needs. Photo: RNZ / Katie Doyle The 104 unit-development, Te Māra apartments in the inner-city suburb of Mount Cook, replaces the 57-unit 1970’s …

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Former leaking building wins top prize

The Green Building Council hopes an award-winning Wellington building will show others that old office blocks can become great spaces. Report from RNZ by Tom Furley, 9 September 2018  [email protected] Aorangi House Photo: New Zealand Green Building Council This week Aorangi House on Molesworth Street won an international green award in Singapore for its sustainable design. The 1970s building had …

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World class music course ready to roll at Massey

As part of Tertiary Open Day on Friday, the Commercial Music course at Massey University will showcase its brand new studio facilities packed with top-end gear in a music course that’s “shamelessly vocational”. By Mark Cubey.Photos supplied, unless noted. It’s hard to ignore the Neve. No, not the Prime Minister’s baby, though Jacinda and Clarke …

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Joint plan for Movie Museum and Convention Centre abandoned

Plans for a proposed Movie Museum as part of a Convention Centre complex in Cable Street have been abandoned. Artist impression of the proposed Convention Centre and Movie Museum The Wellington City Council and The Movie Museum Limited announced yesterday that a joint project for a Council Convention Centre and TMML Movie Museum that had …

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Town Hall deal inked between WCC, NZSO and VUW School of Music

Wellington’s Town Hall moved closer to becoming a centre for civic and cultural events in the city after the signing of a binding Collaboration and Redevelopment Agreement between the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Victoria University’s New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkῑ, and the Wellington City Council. The organisations formally agreed yesterday to redevelop the …

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Acquired for $10, sold for $27,999,990

Victoria University of Wellington pocketed $28 million for selling the Karori Teachers College campus to Ryman Healthcare. Property records revealed yesterday show that a company controlled by retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare paid $28 million to the university for the site in December 2017. The title to the 3.7-hectare site Karori campus site was acquired …

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