Christchurch Container Mall (NZ)


Project Re:START in Christchurch is an attempt to revitalize a portion of the Central Business District by erecting a mall consisting of stacked shipping containers that have been modified for commercial purposes. It opened late last year to a lot of fanfare. This seems like an ingenious idea and one that has an eco-twist to boot. There aren’t a lot of stores, anchored by the upscale Ballantine’s that survived the earthquake, but the mall’s presence must be a welcome sight and experience for a city trying to recover from devastation.