The Joseph & Associates team were engaged by Regenerate Christchurch to proceed with the development of a high-level feasibility estimate for the proposed Pavilion in Cathedral Square based on

  • The schematic images provided by Regenerate
  • Input from PTL Structural Consultants and Timber Specialist Engineers
  • Budget costs from local NZ Glulam specialist suppliers Timberlab

The client required a realistic budget estimate from a very conceptual artistic rendition. This inspirational project proposes three ‘woven’ basket type building pods covered by a large canopy structure.  There were early difficulties in not having detailed design details for a never been, seen or done in New Zealand concept. These were overcome using broad assumptions and industry experience.

The scope of works then required:

  • Confirm functional GFA requirements and review available “concept” brief
  • Undertake sperate independent exercise to explore the basis of assumptions for the concept and test
  • Hold discussions with key specialists/designers regarding key concept assumptions
  • Discuss key quantities with specialist suppliers to test key rates
  • Compile a high-level estimate of key elemental items and features
  • Provide an independent estimate based on key assumptions, findings and highlight factors for future consideration to progress the project.
  • Engage Timber Specialist Design Engineers and Specialist Timber suppliers, working collaboratively with our own unique experience in engineered timber.

The approved and published concept is an excellent example of how our team at Joseph & Associates can produce new and innovative work using our core skills to achieve the best results.

The whole team looks forward to furthering our knowledge and depth of involvement as this exciting new part of Christchurch City is developed.

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