Project Details

Client: Christchurch City Council
Dates: April - May 2014
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Whilst working at: Right Angle Studio


In collaboration with Architectus and Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen, I led the development of a consultation and brief development process for the design of Christchurch's New Central Library. A cornerstone of the reconstruction effort, and centrally located, the New Central Library is poised to become the civic platform for the city's new incarnation.

For this project, we adopted a service design methodology to unpack what experience and services we wanted the citizens of Christchurch to benefit from at the Library. Working from a solid base and with passionate staff, this led to the development of a Strategic Brief for the Library.