61 Molesworth Street

Project Summary

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Project Type: Government

Project Timeframe: Completion 2025

Architects: Jasmax

Ratings:Not Applicable

Project Description

61 Molesworth St has sat empty since the Kaikōura earthquake and is was being used as a car park after the previous building was demolished due to risk of collapse.

An 11-storey seismically resilient, environmentally focused commercial office building will be constructed on the site and will become home to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), which will occupy about 12,000 square metres of the new building and will lease the development’s commercial space.

In addition to the high-quality building specifications for this project, seismic resilience has been a critical consideration. The structural design of the building will incorporate advanced technologies, such as tuned fluid viscous dampers which provide performance that exceeds design code minimum standards.

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