Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018: Seismic Award- Proudly sponsored by CERES NZ
Statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Entrant: Christchurch City Council
The statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott commemorates the Polar Party who perished on their return journey from the South Pole in 1912. The statue is of international importance with considerable historic, artistic, cultural and social significance. Using internationally leading and innovative engineering techniques the statue has been meticulously conserved, repaired and seismically strengthened. Without such care and attention the statue, that now sits proudly on its original site, would likely have been lost.
Holy Innocents, Mt Peel
Entrant: Church Property Trustees
This highly significant church built in 1869 and associated with the early settler Acland family was badly damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. It was considered a total loss.
The Heritage NZ and Timaru District Council listed church is in an isolated location creating major problems for its strengthening and partial reconstruction. These included a lack of services, difficulty for transport of building supplies, and the need to work over winter. The commitment of the whole team is evident in the innovation and excellence of the design and its implementation so that the heritage values of the church have been maintained. It is now more able to survive similar earthquakes so that future generations can experience and enjoy its magnificent qualities.
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