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Aoraki Mount Cook Comes Alive At Christchurch Airport

Aoraki Mount Cook Comes Alive At Christchurch Airport

A wall has come to life at Christchurch Airport.

Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says a Living Wall in the baggage reclaim hall is already very popular with visitors and has become the backdrop for photos of visitors and staff alike.

“We’ve literally breathed life into our airport, by installing a huge image of Aoraki Mt Cook with the region’s vegetation planted underneath it,” says Mr Boult.

“There’s more than 2500 plants in the Living Wall, with 22 different varieties of plants across an area of 29 square metres,” he says. 

“The feature purifies the air, reduces noise pollution, acts as a carbon sink and is a calming environment for travellers and visitors – plus, of course, it looks amazing.”

The Living Wall is another step in Christchurch Airport’s focus on the environment. In 2007, the airport became the first Southern Hemisphere airport to attain certified carbon neutral status, through reducing and offsetting greenhouse gases.

Mr Boult says airport staff are serious about limiting any impact on the environment of the airport’s operations and very conscious of the fact that Christchurch is an important tourism gateway.

“The Living Wall is not only stunningly beautiful and intriguing, but also a reminder of the South Island scenery so many visitors come to this country to see.”

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