COCA: Centre of Contemporary Art


August 2013

COCA August 2013

Update on the repair of the building

After a frustrating 26 months of closure repairs to building are about to begin.
The past two years has been filled with numerous meetings and negotiations with loss adjustors, engineering investigations which have uncovered further damage, architectural and structural design work, and peer reviews of that work.

The repair and upgrading of the building will happen in three stages:

Stage 1: Roof replacement. Design complete. Awaiting building consent (application was
lodged with CCC April 2013)

Stage 2: Repair and upgrade of the main building. The majority of engineering and design
is complete for stage 2. Building consent application will go in on August 19th.

Stage 3: Rear extension. Decisions are still pending whether the rear portion of the building
will be demolished and rebuilt or repaired. Pricing for the options are currently being finalised.

Current timelines have Stage 1 and 2 complete by the end of January 2014. Stage 3 will begin after this but should not hinder the use of the main building.

Work to the adjoining building, to the east, is well underway and should be near completion by early 2014. This will mean when CoCA is ready to be reoccupied there should be minimal building noise.


CoCA art collection

Repairs to works damaged in the earthquakes are nearly complete. The majority of the collection has been packaged and stored at a purpose-built facility in Wigram. We are grateful to National Services Te Paerangi
for their assistance with this work.


Dog Park Art Project Space

CoCA is proud to be supporting Dog Park Art Project Space. Founded in 2012 it is a project space which seeks to present new and experimental work by local and international practitioners. To find out more visit

2013 Annual General Meeting

The upcoming CSA Trust AGM has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled to a date in the new year. We will advise all members of the new date in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.



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