151 Cambridge Terrace

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As one of the first developments completed along the banks of Christchurch’s River Avon, 151 Cambridge Terrace's distinctive rippling façade has taken design cues from the Avon’s watercourse. Linking the building to its local context.

Design Concept

Situated at the confluence of Cambridge Terrace and Gloucester Street in Christchurch, the site commands a prominent location parallel to the River Avon. The client’s vision was to provide a high-quality and safe working environment that connects with its context and positively adds to the urban fabric of a ‘new’ Christchurch. As such, the design team were challenged to develop a concept equal to the site's unique setting.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing strengthens this connection by providing occupants with unrestricted views out to the River and its embankments. Large sections of the glazed facade ground-floor can be opened up to Cambridge Terrace during the summer months; opening the building on to the street level.

A key innovation of this project is the incorporation of world-leading seismic strengthening technology. Utilising base isolation, the building is mounted on pendulum bearings which, in the event of future seismic activity, will provide the structure a flexibility to absorb seismic movement and ensure better safety to the building’s occupants.

Project Details:

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Status: Completed 2014
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151 Cambridge Terrace

As one of the first developments completed along the banks of Christchurch’s River Avon, 151 Cambridge Terrace's distinctive rippling façade has taken design cues from the Avon’s watercourse. Linking the building to its local context.

Design Concept

Situated at the confluence of Cambridge Terrace and Gloucester Street in Christchurch, the site commands a prominent location parallel to the River Avon. The client’s vision was to provide a high-quality and safe working environment that connects with its context and positively adds to the urban fabric of a ‘new’ Christchurch. As such, the design team were challenged to develop a concept equal to the site's unique setting.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing strengthens this connection by providing occupants with unrestricted views out to the River and its embankments. Large sections of the glazed facade ground-floor can be opened up to Cambridge Terrace during the summer months; opening the building on to the street level.

A key innovation of this project is the incorporation of world-leading seismic strengthening technology. Utilising base isolation, the building is mounted on pendulum bearings which, in the event of future seismic activity, will provide the structure a flexibility to absorb seismic movement and ensure better safety to the building’s occupants.

Project Details:

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Status: Completed 2014
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151 Cambridge Terrace

As one of the first developments completed along the banks of Christchurch’s River Avon, 151 Cambridge Terrace's distinctive rippling façade has taken design cues from the Avon’s watercourse. Linking the building to its local context.

Design Concept

Situated at the confluence of Cambridge Terrace and Gloucester Street in Christchurch, the site commands a prominent location parallel to the River Avon. The client’s vision was to provide a high-quality and safe working environment that connects with its context and positively adds to the urban fabric of a ‘new’ Christchurch. As such, the design team were challenged to develop a concept equal to the site's unique setting.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing strengthens this connection by providing occupants with unrestricted views out to the River and its embankments. Large sections of the glazed facade ground-floor can be opened up to Cambridge Terrace during the summer months; opening the building on to the street level.

A key innovation of this project is the incorporation of world-leading seismic strengthening technology. Utilising base isolation, the building is mounted on pendulum bearings which, in the event of future seismic activity, will provide the structure a flexibility to absorb seismic movement and ensure better safety to the building’s occupants.

Project Details:

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Status: Completed 2014
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