Christchurch - a new city!

After the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes which damaged much of the central city's infrastructure, the city planners have been given a unique opportunity to recreate the city to reflect New Zealand's clean, safe and green ideals.

While the old city had many important and interesting historical buildings, many of these still remain or will be rebuilt, but most importantly the city will be rebuilt with safety and health as paramount points of importance. The original city was made when conservation, sustainability and health issues were not clearly understood, but the new city will be as modern and in-line with modern thinking as possible..

We are so lucky to be part of this new direction, our directors, Dan and Yoshimi are actively involved in this new development on the education front and especially with international education. We also encourage our students to get involved in volunteering and help get student's experiences and opinions heard whenever possible and relevant.

Now that the earthquakes have released their energy built up over hundreds, possibly thousands of years, Christchurch can settle back down and get on with life. However, our citizens are not content with just rebuilding, we want to rebuild stronger, safer and greener. Green space and lower buildings with open, friendly spaces are a big feature in the new designs.

The videos from the Christchurch Central development unit will give you some idea of what we mean. enjoy!

 

Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct

 

 

Retail Precinct

 

Artists impression of the completed retail precinct