Christchurch City Mall

Being one of the most complex and sophisticated centre city redevelopment projects undertaken in New Zealand, this project includes urban design and streetscape upgrades to the existing Cashel Street pedestrian mall and several blocks of adjacent retail-oriented streets.

As the focus of the project is to revitalise the premier pedestrianised streets of central Christchurch, the South Islands largest city, a 18 month period was spent on comprehensive consultation, site investigation, testing and conceptual design work, prior to forming an innovative Alliance.

Removing two overhead walkways and a host of cluttering elements, the project has substantially re configured the streets and plaza spaces to reinstall original functions of movement and gathering.

Partners of the project:

City Mall Alliance:
Isthmus Group, Reset Urban, Downer EDI Works, Christchurch City Council
David West- Premier Retail Marketing
Warren and Mahoney Architects
Traffic Design Group
Planit
PR S

Awards:

Gold Award NZILA 2010 Urban Design
Silver Award NZILA 2008 Communication/Promotion

 

text&images: Reset Urban Design, Isthmus

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