The Solution

The structural problem was tackled first. A network of structural ties was inserted into the fabric of the walls to arrest the movement and to maintain the structural integrity of the building after restoration. Steel rods were threaded through the walls and anchored by steel plates on the external walls, as shown. Simultaneously, several designs for restoration were considered.

 

  • Clarendon Terrace roof
  • Clarendon Terrace rods
  • Clarendon Terrace anchor plates
  • Clarendon Terrace roof
  • Clarendon Terrace steel rods embedded in internal walls
  • Steel anchor plates on the external walls

 

The plan accepted features a Grand Gallery with a broad, sweeping staircase and a new clerestory roof. The structural ties can be seen as exposed rods running from side to side across the clerestory roof at lighting level.

 

  • Clarendon Terrace stair
  • Clarendon Terrace gallery view
  • Clarendon Terrace gallery stair
  • Clarendon Terrace staircase to gallery
  • Gallery showing clerestory roof and structural tie rods
  • Clarendon Terrace upper split staircase to gallery

 

The administrative needs of the Foundation were met by the creation of offices and service areas on the ground floor and a committee room upstairs. A seminar room was also created on the upper story with a capacity for seating 60 persons theatre style.

  

  • Clarendon Terrace column
  • Clarendon Terrace outside
  • Dame Pattie Menzies at Clarendon Terrace
  • Clarendon Terrace column
  • Clarendon Terrace outside
  • Dame Pattie Menzies at Clarendon Terrace

 

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