Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

Share on:

A number of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 have devastated the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Government-owned project delivery company, Ōtākaro, (previously Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority), appointed GHD to design the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the 2010/2011 earthquakes.

The biggest challenge was constructing a memorial that provides a place to reflect and honour those who lost their lives, the survivors, the first responders and the wider community. This project is unique because it involves all design disciplines within GHD. More than 50 people in our Christchurch office have been involved throughout the project.

This was a special project for GHD and New Zealand, with a strong emphasis on a fitting outcome that provided a place of reflection for the public. Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy noted the significance of providing a place to remember those who had lost their lives, saying, "I hope that the new memorial will provide a place to remember; to grieve for what is lost and to give thanks for what remains. I am sure it will be a particularly special place for the families of those who lost their lives, and for those seriously injured in the earthquakes. They will be joined by many others from New Zealand and around the world who wish to pause and reflect on that difficult time."

We believe we have contributed to creating a lasting memorial for the people of Canterbury.

Contact: Donna Bridgman

Architecture

image

Our integrated network engages in a vast array of projects at all scales, linking multiple disciplines to provide design solutions to private, commercial, community and government groups.

Our architects bring to bear a design management approach that analyses and synthesises constraints and opportunities to realise new possibility. Our work integrates multiple stakeholders and complex interrelationships. A global network of designers, planners and engineers share the technical knowledge and resources to bring momentum to your projects. Drawing on our richness of skill, your design takes on a sustainable, powerful, strategic and commercial role. You can expect an integrated built outcome that is technically competent, elegantly resolved, meets current standards and exceeds your expectations.

Read More . . .

Geotechnical

image

Our services include:

Investigation

Read More . . .

Landscape Architecture

image

The GHD landscape architecture team works to create spaces that inspire. We use our comprehensive knowledge of materials and construction techniques balanced against market rigours to bring ideas to life.

We approach landscape design considering the particular qualities of a site, costs, user need and maintenance. Whether we’re providing creative input at the beginning of a project or detailed documentation towards final construction, you’ll benefit from our extensive experience in all scales of landscape architecture - from pocket parks through to large-scale urban design projects and public realm projects.

Read More . . .

Planning

image

Our teams are focused on achieving integrated and sustainable land use solutions. We aim to understand your needs and to provide targeted solutions which add value to your project. Private sector consulting, combined with local and state government experience mean our teams understand and negotiate the practical and political aspects of land use planning.

Our planning approach facilitates timely, straightforward and cost-effective project delivery.

Read More . . .

Structures

image

We have a strong reputation, a record of accomplishment in providing world-leading technical support and advice for all areas of structural design and assessment.

Demand for GHD’s services continues to grow as the company completes and advises on a number of significant structural projects for some of the world’s tallest buildings, inlcuding Al-Bidaa Tower, Dubai Tower and the Doha Convention Center and Tower in the United Arab Emirates.

Read More . . .

Related Projects
By Location
By Architecture
By Geotechnical
By Landscape Architecture
By Planning
By Structures