New London Architecture

Avon River Precinct Framework, Christchurch

Built

After the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, BDP were commissioned to regenerate the Avon River Corridor, which is a 50ha parkland that lines the riverside.

The Avon River flows through the centre of the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. In response to the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, BDP were commissioned to regenerate the Avon River Corridor, 50ha of riverside parkland. The area is accessible for all with a pedestrian promenade and separate cycleway running the full length of the precinct. Boardwalks and terracing allow easy access to the river and feature lighting has improved safety in the evenings and enhances the city’s natural beauty.

This project is featured alongside our Public London: Activating the City insight study. The publication, exhibition and online project directory explore what constitutes a successful and democratic public realm today, the role of co‑creation and partnerships, and how we can ensure that places are fit‑for‑purpose in the long term.
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Project information

Status

Built

Borough

* N/A Outside of London

Size

500000 sq m

Estimated completion

September 2013


Team Credits

Landscape Architect

BDP

Town Planning

BDP

Engineer

WSP

Landscape Architect

Boffa Miskell

Landscape Architect

LandLAB

Landscape Architect

Rough Milne Mitchell Landscape Architects


Listed by

BDP

Last updated on

27/06/2024


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