2018 Commercial Project, Silver award in the Heritage & Restoration category

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The AE Kitchen building was constructed by Nicolas Meuli in 1909. The two storey unreinforced clay brick masonry building is a classic example of Edwardian Baroque architecture.

The AE Kitchen building is listed as a heritage building in the council’s district plan. It occupies a prominent position on Whanganui’s main shopping street and is an important contribution to the historic townscape.

  • Detailed building investigation, onsite material testing and characterisation.
  • Detailed seismic assessment of the primary building structure.
  • Design of the seismic strengthening of the original building, rear extension and the conversion of the top floor into an apartment.
  • Full documentation, construction observation and onsite technical support.
  • The project won Silver at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.