Christchurch Earthquake Memorial Competition / Christchurch Cathedral Restoration

Place: Christchurch/ New Zealand

Type/Subject/Tags: New Zealand, competition,Memorial


Open competition to design a memorial to the 185 people that lost their lives in the tragedy.

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Big Earthquake in 2011, registered 6.3 on the Richter Scale, 185 people died, Over half of the deaths occurred in the six-store Canterbury Television Building, which collapsed and caught fire in the earthquake.6,600-6,800 people were treated for minor injuries.

Many buildings got destroyed,45% of the city centre buildings for restricted access because of safety problems, also Christchurch Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral Restoration

Discussion: restoration,traditional redesign or an entirely new building ?


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