Thanking the people of Christchurch
Every year the Christchurch City Mission supports more than 50,000 people in the community. They offer food, shelter and training – but most importantly, they give people hope. To say thank you to the community for their generosity, the City Mission commissioned the design and build of a 10m tall steel and aluminium sculpture in downtown Christchurch.
Helping hand from all of Holmes
When the City Mission asked us to help out, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse! All our New Zealand subsidiaries (Holmes Consulting, Holmes Farsight, Holmes Fire and Holmes Solutions) pitched in to help design and build this incredible sculpture. With our combined engineering powers, we helped the City Mission bring their vision to life.
Our team of expert engineers and drafters were involved from first concept design, right through to final build and installation. The sculpture’s unique double helix shape means it is largely self-supporting; it’s also wind resistant, and has a concrete base to help stabilise the 10.7 -tonne sculpture.