Monday, September 24, 2012

Container City - Cashell Mall, Christchurch

Last but sooooo not least - Container City in the old Cashell Street Mall. Set up as a way to get business and shoppers back ASAP into the inner city, this area is just wonderful. Vibrant, fresh, with oodles of personality - shipping containers have been remodelled into the most incredible spaces for the brave shops and cafes to do business from. LOVED IT!

Euphorbia, Lavender, Heuchera in instant containers. Loved these.

Clever container gardens that can easily be replenished with fresh plants

One of several cafes designed for outdoor dining

Great idea to disguise ugly poles!

Not sure about all the colours - but definately bright and so fresh

Really comfy and super cool public seating on ready-lawn.

This cafe design could easily be used for a house.
The steel pergola extends the living space enormously.

Three shipping containers. How clever.
This restart shopping centre was right next to our motel, so we spent lots of time loitering around it. I particularly loved the portable planter boxes - surprisingly fitted out with potted plants. So clever. Heuchera, Euphorbia, and Lavender. Creates immediate impact, and of course, can be replenished when the plants fade or flowers are finished. Very clever design. And that design will become more and more apparent with the rebuild. I feel very strongly that this city will be incredibly stunning. What an opportunity to design a new city scape from a virtually blank canvas. WATCH.THIS.SPACE. Go Christchurch! xoxoxo

1 comment:

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