“This great looking plan offers a vibrant, attractive, functioning Cathedral Quarter that we are convinced will stimulate social, economic and tourism activity in Cathedral Square and the wider central city.”
Project principal Peter Marshall was at the unveiling of the concept design, and he says he feels incredibly proud to be part of this project.
"We are delighted to release this concept design this morning, created by our in-house visualisations team. As a practice founded in Christchurch, this project holds a special place for Warren and Mahoney, and we are privileged to be a part of the restoration of this iconic cathedral.
"At the heart of this project is the desire to give back to the people of Christchurch and reconnect them with the cathedral, by retaining many of its recognisable, heritage features but also ensuring it represents a new, revitalised Christchurch through the addition of new, complementary modern buildings.
"Working in partnership with international practice Snøhetta and local heritage architects Salmond Reed, we are excited to share these visuals to give people a unique insight into this special restoration project for both Christchurch, and New Zealand as a whole."