Christchurch: the Transitional City Part IV (3rd edition)

Author(s): Various

NZ Architecture

With 30 new projects and 10% of sales being donated to the Christchurch City Mission, Christchurch: The Transitional City Part IV (3rd edition) documents 183 transitional and temporary projects that have occured in Christchurch since the earthquake. It demonstrates the various responses to the destruction caused and the myriad of ways in which the people of Christchurch have tried to reconstitute the city during extraordinary times. The book profiles Christchurch’s transformation through a range of different projects including: acts of protests, bars, artworks both legal and improvised, the temporary stadium, the pop-up mall, community constructions, Gapfiller, the 100 Day Plan, educational facilities, cafes and many more. From the large scale project to the small community gesture, each endeavour is given equal treatment in this historically and culturally important book. The contributors range from businesses, communities and artists, through to corporates and grass-roots associations. Each project is presented in a two-page spread that includes full colour photographs. By cataloguing what is happening in Christchurch today, the book also serves as guide to rediscovering the city. It is the first book to compile the creative and diverse responses that brought about so many important projects and a new way to experience the city in the wake of loss.


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General Fields

  • : 9780473250188
  • : Freerange Cooperative Ltd
  • : Freerange Cooperative Ltd
  • : August 2013
  • : 210 x 210 mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 384
  • : Full colour photos
  • : Various
  • : Paperback