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Wigram Hangers

We were approached by the owners of the Historic Wigram Air Force Base to provide concept designs to revitalise the currently unused old Wigram Hangers. One of the potential tenants, the Christchurch Syphony Orchestra, who lost the use of their facilities as a result of the February 2011 earthquakes, required a 1000 seat venue with stage for a full size orchestra including back of house facilities and foyer.

Another idea was to convert the hangers into a sports facility that could accomodate indoor hard court sports. The concept involved opening up some of the hanger doors and adding vertical glazing to provide a viewing gallery, joining the two hangers to provide a cafe and foyer.

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