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An artist impression of the reinstated Christ Church Cathedral at night based on the recently released Concept Design. It shows a warm, larger and more welcoming main entrance.

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Beloved and familiar • Christ • Christ Church Church Cathedral Cathedral was built was built between between 18641864 and 1904. and 1904. BadlyBadly damaged damaged by the by2011 the 2011 earthquakes, earthquakes, physical physical workwork is now is now well well underway underway to reinstate to reinstate it. it. (See back (See back pagespages for progress.) for progress.) Cathedral Cathedral Quarter Quarter will be will greatly be greatly improved improved for use forby use allby people all people now now and into and the intonext the next century. century. • This • This brochure brochure shows shows somesome of the ofConcept the Concept Design Design for the forreinstatement. the reinstatement. It is aItworld-class is a world-class design design that is that distinctly is distinctly Kiwi.Kiwi. The next The next step in step the indesign the design process process is theisDeveloped the Developed Design Design of the ofmain the main Cathedral Cathedral and Tower. and Tower.

The heritage Cathedral will always be the ‘hero’, supported by two contemporary buildings (one to the north and one to the south). Cathedral Square will benefit from the new connections to, and pathways through the Cathedral Quarter. The Tower will look very similar and be better than ever, with modern stairs and a lift so everyone can enjoy it.


Improved and New buildings complete the Cathedral amenities, using contemporary design and materials.

To the north will be the Visitors’ Centre. There will be a cafÊ with steps down to reveal a lower landscaped courtyard. The Cathedral attracted 700,000 visitors per year before the earthquakes. The reinstatement project will be an attraction in its own right and add to the Cathedral’s rich story.

To the south will be the Cathedral Centre, providing much needed gathering spaces and offices. The design will use glass to create a visual connection to Cathedral Square.


The interior of the Cathedral will be more flexible and able to cater for larger or smaller groups, and a wider variety of activities.

A place for people to connect with God, with the past, the future and each other

Donations over $5 are tax deductible for New Zealand taxpayers.

• Once we have safe access to the interior of the building and can assess the physical • The organ will be refurbished and situated to improve its performance.

connection, depending on the kind of service or event. https://reinstate.org.nz/project/concept-design/ Discover more about the design and take a ‘fly-through’


First physical work is well underway • The• Cathedral The Cathedral is damaged is damaged and not andsafe notenough safe enough to enter to enter until until it is carefully it is carefully and carefully and carefully deconstructing deconstructing somesome localised localised stonework. stonework. The existing The existing Visitors’ Visitors’ Centre Centre and Vestries and Vestries (at the (ateast theend) east will end)be will removed. be removed. Temporary Temporary weather weather

at theatNorth the North Porch, Porch, SouthSouth Transept Transept and West and West End. End.

Roofing slates have been removed to prevent them from being dislodged while work is completed below.

The steel reinforcing cages for the foundations of the temporary steel support frames are prepared away from the Cathedral’s fall danger zone and then lifted into place, ready to be filled with concrete.

Preparing the foundations of the steel support frame for the North Porch.


Overview of the Stabilisation work for each area VESTRIES (1964) • Removing the north and south structures to enable safe access to the main Cathedral.

APSE • Installing steel support frame.

NORTH/SOUTH TRANSEPTS • Deconstructed damaged masonry. • Installing temporary steel support frame. • Adding temporary wall cladding.

INTERIOR WORKS — NAVE AND CROSSING • Making safe. • Installing temporary structural support.

NORTH/SOUTH AISLE WALL AND ROOF AREAS • Installing new temporary steel support frame and roof breaching. • Adding temporary roof.

VISITORS’ CENTRE (1995) • Removing the building to enable safe access to the main Cathedral.

NORTH PORCH • Installing new temporary steel support frame. • Adding temporary roof.

TOWER BASE • Deconstruction remaining areas of the base.

WEST END • Deconstructing the damaged porch and wall areas. • Installing new temporary steel support frame. • Adding temporary wall cladding.


Mā ō tātou ringa, ka rewa anō te tuara o tō tātou Whare Karakia Nui. With all of our hands the roof of our Cathedral will rise again. — This whakataukï was gifted by Ngäi Tüähuriri

DONATION

We will need your hands and the hands of many to raise the roof of our beloved Cathedral.

Donate online at www.reinstate.org.nz Send Cheques to Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust, PO Box 21063, Edgeware, Christchurch 8143. Include your name and address for a receipt. Donate in Person Visit the Transitional Cathedral, 234 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Mention your donation is for ‘reinstatement’.

Donations over $5 are tax deductible for New Zealand taxpayers. Scan the QR code to make a donation.

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