The Christchurch Arts Centre, arguably Christchurch’s most treasured Category 1 heritage building, suffered extensive damage during the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquakes.
The seven-year, $290m restoration programme of the distinctive and compelling Gothic Revival building is one of the largest heritage restoration projects in the world.
Terra Lana is extremely proud to be chosen as the insulation of choice for such a culturally, historically and architecturally significant project where only the best will do. To preserve the building, it is important to keep the timber as dry as possible. This is where wool insulation has an advantage with it’s (unique?) capacity to breathe and absorb atmospheric moisture, thus minimising the likelihood of dampness.
Warren & Mahoney architect, Craig Fitzgerald had this to say: “Terra Lana wool insulation fits all of the criteria required for the Arts Centre rebuild: Long-lasting, high quality, natural, environmentally friendly, locally produced, and with low combustibility. The product offers flexibility and easy installation for a complex project.”