Lyttelton Port, Christchurch
Architecture: Athfield Architects
Construction: Naylor Love
This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.