Turanga - Christchurch Central Library
Smith City Commercial
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Christchurch's central library was badly damaged in the
Canterbury earthquakes. As part of the citys recovery strategy a
replacement library was identified as a key project to assit the
revitalisation of the city centre and Cathedral Square. The
building will be a beacon, creating a vibrant edge to Cathedral
Square and a dialogue between the civic space of the square and the
activites within the library, particularly the key public space of
the Community Area.
The project responds to the changing role of libraries in
today's environment, the local context international trends in
library design. The library provides a social hub for the community
to access and share knowledge through a range of media, in a
building which is welcoming, diverse and representative of the
community it serves.
The project won various awards such as
Products Used: Shaw View
Realm carpet tile, Shaw Extraordinary
Primitive carpet tile, Connexx entrance matting, Tredsafe nosings, Noraplan
Uni rubber, Regupol Shape rubber.
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