Knox Presbyterian Church in Christchurch had stood for 135 years before being extensively damaged in the 2011 earthquake. Now, four years and 12 million dollars later, the church stands as testament to the community and the congregation who were determined to see their church returned to its former glory.
Under the careful guidance of architects Wilkie + Bruce, much of the restoration has stayed as true as possible to the original, but there have been certain concessions to incorporate upgrades using modern materials and methods. One of the first things churchgoers will notice is the CoralTread entrance matting system located in the new wind-lobby.
Upon entering the main doors, the patrons find themselves in a glass enclosed airlock which protects against the bitter southerly winds blustering outside in winter. And as they traverse this wind-lobby, Advance Flooring's CoralTread mats draw the moisture and dirt off their footwear, keeping the interior clean and dry. At around 2m from outer door to inner door, the wind-lobby allows for three to four steps on the carpet, thereby optimising the cleansing effect of the CoralTread system.
CoralTread uses a made to measure aluminium strip design separated by Zeno Protect Excellence polyamide infills, and placed on a shock-absorbing vinyl cushion. It is an attractive addition to any entranceway, and ideal for use in high density traffic areas such as commercial buildings, schools, airports and hotels.
Advance Flooring is one of New Zealand's leading suppliers of innovative commercial flooring and entrance matting systems, servicing New Zealand, Australia and beyond.
Wilkie + Bruce Architects