The building was used as Civil Defence headquarters for Christchurch following the 2010 Canterbury earthquake, and again after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The gallery was designed to deal with seismic events but the foundations, (concrete raft slab that sits on the surface of the ground) sustained some damage in the 2011 earthquake. In spite of this, the gallery building was used as a Civil Defence headquarters for seven months after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, and did not reopen until 19 December 2015 due to the need for extensive refurbishments and improvements.
This included the lofty ceiling in the foyer and ceilings in the gallery spaces. C Max Absorb was used in bespoke configurations. Due to the height in the foyer, an elongated tile was used (2400x600) whereas in the gallery spaces, had a 1200x1200 black C Max Absorb tile.
C Max is a highly absorbent ceiling tile. Is a great solution for, theatres, churches and museums, due to its neutral aesthetic.
New classrooms are being designed as open-plan environments where several class-bases share the same space, (resulting in a large number of children in one larger area). Acoustic conditions must be considered at design stage
Printed C Max Silence Clouds are a perfect acoustic canvas.
Inkjet printing does not affect the acoustic properties of the panel and it's therefore a great option for offices, hospitality and other commercial spaces.
At Ellerslie School in Auckland, DLM Architects designed two new ILE classroom blocks. T&R designed, installed and tested the inclusion of C Max Absorb suspended ceiling tiles. The results were truly impressive.
Our Lady of the Rosary School had a set of classrooms that were earthquake-prone and in serious need of refurbishment. The decision was made to demolish the existing buildings and replace them with a new five-classroom block (and associated spaces), incorporating modern learning environment principles.