On Wednesday 13 May 2015, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee announced The Memorial Wall as the selected design for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. Designed by Slovenian architect, Grega Vezjak, The Memorial Wall design resonated well with the families of those who died in the earthquake, the seriously injured and the people of Canterbury.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch City Council, Ngāi Tahu and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage would like to acknowledge and thank the five unsuccessful shortlisted designers. Their designs were of a very high standard and were all powerful symbols of remembrance and recognition.
More information can be found here: ccdu.govt.nz/projects-and-precincts/the-earthquake-memorial/creating-a-place-to-remember
The role of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) in New Zealand is to lead the rebuild of Christchurch central. CCDU is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). CCDU is delivering the vision in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan for a distinctive, vibrant and green 21st century city. Find out more about us at ccdu.govt.nz