Size/ 9 – 12.000 m²
Competition/ Winner of contract in an international competition, 2014
Client/ Christchurch City Council
Local architect/ Architectus
Consultants/ Arup Sydney/ Mott MacDonald/ Marshall Day/ Planz Consulting/ Opus/SGH/ Beca/ Aurecon/ DLNZ/Aecom
The New Central Library is one of the anchor projects in the Recovery Plan for the city of Christchurch after the damaging earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan provides the framework for the redevelopment of Christchurch city centre, which was severely damaged by the earthquakes. The design concept for the Recovery Plan is for a greener, more accessible city with a compact city centre and a strong identity. The aim is to become a vibrant city for all people and cultures recognizing, in particular, the Ngai Tahu heritage and places of social and historical significance.