78 Saint Asaph Street
The Honda Cars main showroom in Christchurch was redeveloped to create a high-profile modern retail complex that met current earthquake code. Honda view their facility as a tool to sell and service their cars. The old facility performed this task very well and Honda were reluctant to mess with a winning formula.
Rather than demolish and rebuild entirely, the approach was taken to save certain elements of the build that were up to current earthquake code. This was less cost effective, however it meant areas including the workshop, parts store and smoko room were retained.
The Calder Stewart team identified the relationship and detail required from Lonsdale Architectural as one of the key elements to success.
Calder Stewart - designed by Lonsdale Architectural
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