Christchurch's New Central Library


Here is what the New Central Library in Cathedral Square will look like when it opens in 2018.
The design was inspired by the Canterbury landscape and feedback from the public on what they wanted in the new building.
The facade echoes the warm colours and shadows of the Port Hills and the triangular leaves of the native harakeke flax that once grew in swamps around the site.
The 2,400 ideas received during the last year’s Your Library, Your Voice campaign had a big influence on plans for the $85 million building which is expected to open in 2018.
Along with digital, specialist and print collections the Central Library will have a cafe, 200-seat community arena, exhibition space, outdoor terraces, and areas for families, children and youth.
For more information, visit the Council website


Here is what the New Central Library in Cathedral Square will look like when it opens in 2018.
The design was inspired by the Canterbury landscape and feedback from the public on what they wanted in the new building.
The facade echoes the warm colours and shadows of the Port Hills and the triangular leaves of the native harakeke flax that once grew in swamps around the site.
The 2,400 ideas received during the last year’s Your Library, Your Voice campaign had a big influence on plans for the $85 million building which is expected to open in 2018.
Along with digital, specialist and print collections the Central Library will have a cafe, 200-seat community arena, exhibition space, outdoor terraces, and areas for families, children and youth.
For more information, visit the Council website

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    It's important for people to feel that the library reflects the many cultural backgrounds within our city. How would you like to see this happen?

    It's important for people to feel that the library reflects the many cultural backgrounds within our city. How would you like to see this happen?

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    It's great to walk into a library and instantly feel like you're welcome there. What kinds of things make you feel welcome?

    It's great to walk into a library and instantly feel like you're welcome there. What kinds of things make you feel welcome?

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    Got a great idea? Share it here! 

    Got a great idea? Share it here! 

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    Let us know what your most important thing is!

    Let us know what your most important thing is!

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    Share your great ideas for innovative and exciting things we could include in the New Central Library. 

    Share your great ideas for innovative and exciting things we could include in the New Central Library. 

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  • This forum is closed, because the comments were made at schools' events. Please feel free to read the great ideas, but you won't be able to interact here.

    For the past few weeks, the Library's teams have been visiting schools and children's events (such as Children's Day and Education Week events) in Christchurch. The children, parents and caregivers gave us their ideas on paper postcards, but our team thought they were so good they needed to be shared! We've typed them all up in this forum, and in the photo gallery you can see some photos of their postcards and ideas walls. 

    For the past few weeks, the Library's teams have been visiting schools and children's events (such as Children's Day and Education Week events) in Christchurch. The children, parents and caregivers gave us their ideas on paper postcards, but our team thought they were so good they needed to be shared! We've typed them all up in this forum, and in the photo gallery you can see some photos of their postcards and ideas walls. 

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  • This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!

    This is where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    This is where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

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  • This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

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  • This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

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