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The newly refurbished Richmond Club, replaces the original club building, which was significantly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes.     Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The newly refurbished Richmond Club, replaces the original club building, which was significantly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Established in 1888, the Richmond Workingmen's Club has been a stalwart of the Richmond community for more than 130 years, providing the community with a range of facilities.  Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Established in 1888, the Richmond Workingmen's Club has been a stalwart of the Richmond community for more than 130 years, providing the community with a range of facilities. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The vision for the refurbished club was for a multipurpose building incorporating the existing building (one that was initially built to replace the damaged building) and a large new build structure. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The vision for the refurbished club was for a multipurpose building incorporating the existing building (one that was initially built to replace the damaged building) and a large new build structure. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The new building needed to incorporate a restaurant, hall, library, billiards room, bar and squash courts. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The new building needed to incorporate a restaurant, hall, library, billiards room, bar and squash courts. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
To match the striking architecture, aluminium composite panels in a bronze finish were specified for the roof and cladding. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
To match the striking architecture, aluminium composite panels in a bronze finish were specified for the roof and cladding. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Large areas of glazing and aluminium and counterbalanced by precast elements, which serve to visually anchor the structure to the site. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Large areas of glazing and aluminium and counterbalanced by precast elements, which serve to visually anchor the structure to the site. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The design of the building was conceived in such a way as to frame different aspects in a sculptural sense to give the building a real sense of presence. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The design of the building was conceived in such a way as to frame different aspects in a sculptural sense to give the building a real sense of presence. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The Tap Room is the Richmond Club's members' bar and features a dining area and access to two outdoor areas. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The Tap Room is the Richmond Club's members' bar and features a dining area and access to two outdoor areas. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Members of the general public are allowed to order food and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy the facilities. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Members of the general public are allowed to order food and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy the facilities. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
A billiards room is just one of the members' areas within the club. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
A billiards room is just one of the members' areas within the club. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The Junction is the Richmond Club's function and event space and is available for hire by the general public for social and corporate events. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The Junction is the Richmond Club's function and event space and is available for hire by the general public for social and corporate events. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
A two-way suspended ceilings provides acoustic properties and aesthetics, as well as concealing services for ease of access. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
A two-way suspended ceilings provides acoustic properties and aesthetics, as well as concealing services for ease of access. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
A sleek, modern aesthetic features in the bathrooms with LED back-lit mirrors and and ceramic wall and floor tiles. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
A sleek, modern aesthetic features in the bathrooms with LED back-lit mirrors and and ceramic wall and floor tiles. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Timber battens frame the club's trophies and other memorabilia and provide contrast to the crisp white walls. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Timber battens frame the club's trophies and other memorabilia and provide contrast to the crisp white walls. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The Richmond Workingmen's Club was established in 1888. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The Richmond Workingmen's Club was established in 1888. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The 'Hall of Fame' greets visitors as they enter the club. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The 'Hall of Fame' greets visitors as they enter the club. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Located adjacent to The Tap Room, a large outdoor terrace provides a pleasant setting for outdoor dining and socialising. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Located adjacent to The Tap Room, a large outdoor terrace provides a pleasant setting for outdoor dining and socialising. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
An operable louvre roof and outdoor fireplace mean the terrace is an inviting space that can be used year-round. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
An operable louvre roof and outdoor fireplace mean the terrace is an inviting space that can be used year-round. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The terrace is large enough and equally functional to host a variety of gatherings in line with the club's brief for adaptable spaces. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
The terrace is large enough and equally functional to host a variety of gatherings in line with the club's brief for adaptable spaces. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Like a piece of origami sculpture, the roof plane soars above the building creating an iconic form befitting the club's long association with the Richmond area. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.
Like a piece of origami sculpture, the roof plane soars above the building creating an iconic form befitting the club's long association with the Richmond area. Photography by Clinton Lloyd.

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