Canterbury Museum Revitalisation Project, Christchurch
Consultancy Services: Fire Engineering
Architects: Athfield Architects
Canterbury Museum underwent a major 'revitalisation' including creation of a three storey atrium linking Rolleston Avenue (to the East) to the Robert McDougall Art Gallery. This enclosed free street will act as the main artery to the various exhibition, storage and educational areas.
Cosgroves has provided the fire engineering services. Innovative solutions are included in the design to address important loss control and security issues. The main portion of the project is due for completion in 2015.
- Use of laser analogue smoke detectors (point type) to combine the benefits of VESDA and analogue type technology.
- Fire safety design allowing the continued operation of the Museum.
- Interfacing alarm and communication systems to ensure security is not compromised.
- Enhanced fire protection to minimise risk to rare collectables.