Transitional City

Text and images from the book Christchurch: The Transitional City Pt IV. The book documents projects created in response to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

Last updated
10:50pm 6th November 2017
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Collection
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qsr-collection:777

Contains 588 items in 176 collections


Plume
Plume
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Plume'. The project description reads, "Relocation of a pivotal inner city Christchurch fashion store to suburban Merivale for a transitional period (three to five years), also involved the salvage of antiques and artworks from original store. Graphics drew inspiration from present, past and future with the use of digital and hand-rendered work".
Contains 1 item
Poetica Urban Poetry Project
Poetica Urban Poetry Project
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Poetica Urban Poetry Project'. The project description reads, "Elise van Bentem and Kirsty Rusher created Poetica Urban Poetry project in the hope of creating a space for Christchurch people to write poems in public. The Instant Poetry project is a small blackboard painted to represent a Polaroid photo. People can write their poem on the board, then photograph it and post it on Facebook. The most 'liked' poem at the end of one month was painted on the wall to remain for some months into the future".
Contains 8 items
Port-A-Loos Sumner
Port-A-Loos Sumner
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Port-A-Loos Sumner'. The project description reads, "Beautifying the portaloo experience. Just because there's no sewerage it doesn't mean a trip to the portaloo can't be done in style! Creative residents of Sumner made the best of the situation by adopting and decorating their local portaloos".
Contains 1 item
Port-A-Loos on the Pine Mound
Port-A-Loos on the Pine Mound
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Port-A-Loos on the Pine Mound'. The project description reads, "This was a fun project designed to bring a smile to all the people in Christchurch who were so disrupted by the earthquakes. By the reactions of all who viewed our display we more than achieved our goal".
Contains 1 item
Porthole
Porthole
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Porthole'. The project description reads, "Porthole is a temporary bar located where the iconic Volcano Cafe and Lava Bar used to stand. Serving local craft beers, espressos and from the menu toasties, platters and burritos, Porthole is another fine example of Kiwi ingenuity, attracting locals and Christchurch-based Lyttelton faithfuls".
Contains 5 items
Quake City
Quake City
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Quake City'. The project description reads, "A transitional experience based in the central city to meet the needs of locals and tourists for a continuing display to explain the Canterbury earthquakes and the impact these had on not only the buildings and land, but also on the community".
Contains 1 item
Re:Entry
Re:Entry
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Re:Entry'. The project description reads, "An event on a gap organised by young people with the support of Gap Filler. The event featured live music and films featuring young people. There were food vans and live VJing as well. Around 120 young people came along".
Contains 3 items
Re:START
Re:START
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Re:START'. The project description reads, "Re:START is a bright, colourful open air mall, built from prefabricated shipping containers. It combines a variety of popular retail stores and public performance events with innovative interesting urban spaces. It was designed to reacquaint the people of Christchurch with their city and stimulate retail activity within the central business district".
Contains 1 item
Rebuild Central
Rebuild Central
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Rebuild Central'. The project description reads, "Convert a former retail store into a new Council front office to deal with all Central City, Sydenham and Lyttelton rebuild enquires and be a one-stop shop for all Council regulatory functions within these areas. The office houses senior council staff including Planners, Urban Designers, Building Consent Officers, Rebuild Case Managers and Landscape Architects who handle all customer interactions and also lead CCC Central City Transitional and Recovery Plan projects".
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Reconstruction: Conversations on a City
Reconstruction: Conversations on a City
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Reconstruction: Conversations on a City'. The project description reads, "Tracking the story of Christchurch/Otautahi from its earliest years, Reconstruction gathers together a fascinating selection of digitised drawings, photographs, paintings, maps and plans to provide a compelling visual account of how this place came to be. In examining foundations, it also acknowledges loss and, in reconstructing aspects of this city's past, it demonstrates how different dreams and values have been given form in our built environment. Contributions from a range of thoughtful commentators raise questions: can this city be rebuilt as a place of genuine quality and interest if it undervalues the significance of its rich architectural heritage past?".
Contains 1 item
Red Zone
Red Zone
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Red Zone'. The project description reads, "The Christchurch CBD Red Zone was established within hours of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Armed soldiers patrolled the perimeter fence, excluding the majority of business owners and residents, while USAR and Emergency teams searched for survivors. The Red Zone slowly reduced over the next year as engineers and demolitions teams removed and made safe buildings".
Contains 1 item
Redcliffs Kidsfirst Kindergarten
Redcliffs Kidsfirst Kindergarten
Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'Redcliffs Kidsfirst Kindergarten'. The project description reads, "CLICK-RAFT is an inexpensive fabrication architecture that is inspired by Thoreau's hut at Walden Pond, the Citroen TPV, and lego. Click-Leaf architecture is a playful open system which utilizes the qualities of cut plywood in click-leafs and click-beams to form a latticed structure assembled from standard panels, which can be quickly clicked together in different configurations. The spatial logic is laid out in zones for services and various areas. Learning activity can switch modes by utilising different spatial zones. The building typology, together with appropriate teaching support, can be tuned to specific needs".
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