Architecture firm Woods Bagot has unveiled its design for New Zealand's newest events facility, the Christchurch Convention Center.
According to Arch Daily, the locally-inspired building is meant to serve as a symbol of the city's recovery from the earthquake of 2011. The convention center is the mainstay of a larger plan to build multiple public facilities to improve the daily lives of people in Christchurch.
Of the project, Woods Bagot stated: The Christchurch Convention Center Precinct is a unique symbol for the city and its people and must reflect the identity of its place. It is also one of the few anchor projects as part of the Christchurch Blueprint that will be utilized on a daily basis by both Christchurch citizens and visitors and therefore must be meaningful to both audiences.
Work is set to begin on the site in 2015 and to be completed in 2017. Master planning and development is still underway for the site.
Take a look at the plans for the center below. All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.