One Market Lane

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Location: Wellington

Completed: 2015

Mixed Use; Low Damage Design

One Market Lane combines retail, commercial, carparking and residential spaces in a unique waterfront site in central Wellington. 

Seismic performance was a key concern. The site issues included liquefaction and lateral spreading.

Dunning Thornton’s structural solution involved large, deep piles; a suspended ground slab; in-ground frames designed for ground ‘lurch’ concurrently with base shear; and debonded flexural reinforcement concrete frames supporting a structural steel upper structure.

Hybrid structure interaction, shear core performance, MRF performance, floor dilation, secondary structure displacement compatibility, and diaphragm stresses all required careful consideration to deliver this landmark building.

Client: Willis Bond & Co
Architect: Studio Pacific Architecture
Contractor: LT McGuinness