Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Design Options for ChristChurch Cathedral

Design Options for ChristChurch Cathedral

April 4 2013

Design options for ChristChurch Cathedral have been released by the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees for public feedback.

As part of its commitment to build a cathedral on the same site in the Square, the Diocese and Trustees are inviting conversations and feedback on the designs through a website and a series of public forums.

In an aim to share the documents informing its decision making process with the wider community, the information which the Church Property Trustees are reviewing, will be released today on a public website as well as information about each option; www.cathedralconversations.org.nz The website also allows people to express a preferred option.

The Church Property Trustees are aware there are varied voices about what the final design should be but want to show commitment to rebuild in the Square as soon as possible for the heart of the City and for the wider Church.

The three design options consider the traditional and the contemporary to be equally important in the history of the Church and the City:

• Restoration: reconstruction of the original cathedral based on original form and materials known referred to as maximum retention
• Traditional: a timber structure similar in form to the existing cathedral with adaptions to meet design guidelines that reuses some of the existing building materials and contents
• Contemporary: a new timber structure that is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional gothic plan with a sculptured external form in the form of hands in prayer that reuses some of the existing building materials and contents

Feedback to date has included a wide range of design approaches being submitted and these have been assessed alongside the Diocesan Design Guidelines, a functional brief, findings from an international study tour and the Cathedral Conversations public engagement to date.

At this point the Church Property Trustees and the Cathedral Project Group have noted some critical issues in its decision making;
• human safety as the highest priority
• the important heritage nature of the building
• the significant fiscal risk of all of the options and
• and complex matters of engineering

The period of Diocesan and public engagement until 3rd May will seek wider views on the options prior to a preferred option being selected by the Church Property Trustees.

Two public forums will be held on April 10th and April 24th, 7:30pm at the Westpac Business and Community Hub Conference space. The Church Property Trustees will also make a presentation at the Christchurch City Council Earthquake Forum on April 18th.

The Anglican Bishop of Christchurch, the Rt. Rev’d Victoria Matthews, says the design options are evidence of the talent and hard work of a large number of people. “These designs are a significant step for the City of Christchurch and ChristChurch Cathedral and a sign of progress towards people having a home in the centre of the city.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

No Charges: Outcome
Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area.

Following a lengthy and complex investigation, charges are not being laid by Police at this time regarding 8 incidents involving 7 victims and 5 suspects. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news