The Cathedral Square
redevelopment concept plan . . . . . the â€˜kiteâ€™
The ‘Kite’ Concept Plan
Historic Cathedral Square Scale Model
Cathedral ‘Rose’ window set into floor
Complex completed in stages:
STAGE ONE First, smaller pyramid built. Scale model of Cathedral Square Pre-earthquake constructed within sunken circular area within pyramid with railing around it for public viewing.
Historical display Pyramid (stage one)
Atrium entrance Pyramid (stage two)
Main Building 4 floors (stage three)
Freeform ‘Veiled’ Glass Front
Larger Atrium Entrance Pyramid built. Initially a stand alone structure, this pyramid will continue on the story of Cathedral Square. History of the Square/City development, interactive presentation of earthquake and it’s effects/ramifications. (Facilitating aspects of tourism but also ‘closure’ for Cantabrians)
Multi Denominational Chapel Pyramid
Solid ‘metal’ clad back
4th Floor - Convention Space 3rd Floor - Art Gallery/Convention Space 2nd Floor - History/Cultural 1st Floor - Tourism
Main structure built. Final, chapel Pyramid built. Multi-use, four story main building facilitating a true cultural/tourism ‘hub’ for CHCH. Entrance Atrium pyramid cleared of interactive display which is moved into first floor of main building Multi-Denominational pyramid chapel at rear (’solid’ construction, not glass) to retain historical continuity of site.