Papanui road project featuring metro glass

485 Papanui Road - Christchurch

Located within the popular Papanui shopping district, this modern commercial building is setting to a comfortable and contemporary office space in a sought-after location.
Papanui road project showcasing metro glass

Project Overview

Located within the popular Papanui shopping district, this modern commercial building is setting to a comfortable and contemporary office space in a sought-after location. Originally built in 1987, the building suffered the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and was entirely refurbished and strengthened to an NBS rating of 100% in 2015.

The unique and modern front facade features a stunning frameless glass entranceway with a barrel vault shape. The clear glass spider wall maximises light and the spacious feeling as you enter the building.  The first floor is configured into a large natural light-filled open office.

Unique Project Requirements

  • Aesthetics: The unique barrel vault shape required custom shape in the top panels and the modern design is definitely eye-catching to those in transit in the busy road.

  • Safety: The extensive use of glass in the facade required the panels to be toughened for extra resistance against impact.

  • Installation: Metro designed, manufactured, and installed the massive glass panels that form the front facade while the building was being repaired due to the damage produced by the earthquakes.

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