The Timeball, dropping at 1pm on 2 November, returned a distinctive icon to Lyttelton.
The historic Deans Farm Buildings at Christchurch Boys’ High School has been repurposed for the future, after undergoing seismic strengthening and heritage restoration.
With a category I heritage building requiring seismic strengthening and a significant new architectural structure together on a landmark site, the project was unique.
The 2011 Canterbury earthquake devastated 70% of the Christchurch Club’s buildings and set the stage for a daring and ambitious challenge to restore, redesign and rebuild the Club to take it into the next 160 years.
After the Christchurch earthquakes, the need to seismically upgrade the Category 1 Heritage listed Hall of Memories became a priority.
Christchurch Girls High School’s Acland house retains its rich heritage after a careful seismic and redevelopment programme.