Type of project: Community, collaboration, design-driven
Sponsors/Funders: Christchurch City Council, ChristchurchNZ, isaac, dcm urban, Black Robin Architecture
Location: Central CBD
Status: In development
Wāhi Taiao, is an outdoor performance, meeting and work space that acknowledges the original te taiao of central Ōtautahi. Interwoven with mātauranga Māori, including design features from mana whenua artists, Wāhi Taiao communicates the story of
Mahinga Kai, and hui of the different hapu meeting in this rohe.
The modules work as a multifunctional space that encourages people to connect
Modular, tessellating and relocatable structures will be approximately 4m x 4m to fit within non-consented build code regulations.
Seating and tables in different configurations provide options for individual, distanced, collaborative and social spaces.
With planting, the intention is to revive the original flora of the area where Wāhi Taiao is placed, by selectively planting endemic rakau therefore attracting birds, insects and plants.
Key plants: Koromiko, Tussock, Muehlenbeckia Astonii, Ngutukaka, Wharariki, Kōwhai, Ngaio and Rāupo.
Wāhi Taiao is a collaborative project: