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Cashel Mall, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 21 841 472
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Great innovation after the earthquake

With so many buildings lost or not useable, this set of shops, banks, bars and food places made out... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
James K
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Toronto, Canada
An incredible Example of the Creativity and Resilience

It is restored city's shopping centrer's damaged or destroyed by the devastating 2011 earthquake... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
ArghyaKolkata
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Kolkata
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Cashel Mall, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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+64 21 841 472
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

With so many buildings lost or not useable, this set of shops, banks, bars and food places made out of containers is a great place to visit. It is not big but contains some good fast food stalls and is a great place to meet...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It is restored city's shopping centrer's damaged or destroyed by the devastating 2011 earthquake, Christchurch created a mall made mostly out of shipping containers. Built into re-purposed shipping and storing containers, the businesses that make up this shopping center consist mostly of art, jewelry, fashion,...More

1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The draw is really the clever rebuilding of the area, rather than the shops themselves (although the abundance of souvenir shops was great as we visited on our last day in NZ). The use of space and shipping containers is clever and inspiring. Highly recommend...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

OK...this is a shopping center. Shopping centers are not usually considered an "attraction" as such - that is, people don't usually go out of their way to see one, unless it is remarkable for some feature. This one is truly remarkable. A shopping center built...More

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The draw here is definitely the rebuilding part, which is interesting. The shops are pretty much the same as any other little shopping area. If you happened to be near for something else I would say to stop in, But not something I would make...More

Thank ama658
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I first visited this shopping area in 2012 and was impressed at the ingenuity shown by the kiwis in putting up a shopping centre within 60 days of the quake, and looking very chic. With new buildings going up around it you might expect this...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What do you do when an earthquake demolished your shopping district. Build a temporary shopping area out of shipping containers.

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Ship containers are cleverly stacked and house temporary shops while their more permanent counterparts are being constructed. They have been so well-received, they may stay - or be moved to another area of the city that needs a retail boost. Shops are okay. Maybe I'm...More

Thank Dabarton
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stayed in Christchurch for 4 days. One day we decided to tour the city centre and see this mall. Very impressive! The unique use of shipping containers to house everything from clothing stores to restaurants is quite clever. The city is to be commended...More

Thank DanandCollette
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was a small mall with stores operating out of shipping containers. Very interesting concept. Even the essential services like banks and post office had their own containers. There were food trucks and benches for people to sit and eat, but it was too cold....More

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