New College of Creative Arts Building
Massey Wellington’s new creative arts building Te Ara Hihiko, is a world-class home for world-class art and design.
The building is the product of:
- thoughtful and informed input from staff and students
- architectural design by the renowned Athfield Architects
- engineering by Dunning Thornton Consultants
- project management by Arrow International.
World-first seismic engineering
When designing the building, the college and its engineers wanted to ensure:
- students and staff will be as safe as possible during an earthquake
- the building will stay up without significant damage in a major earthquake
- people can continue to use it safely after the shaking has stopped.
The key structural features of the building were production tested at the University of Canterbury, and found to withstand ground shaking and acceleration greater than that experienced in the Christchurch February 2011 earthquake.
Thanks to these innovative structural solutions, the building is right at the forefront of modern earthquake engineering.
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