Introducing Tūranga – our exciting new library in the heart of Christchurch Central
During the past few years, Central Christchurch has been a fervent hub of activity and development. It’s exciting to be a part of the rebuild – watching as modern architecture blends with the original Victorian buildings to create a unique, contemporary landscape.
The latest addition to our beloved city is the Tūranga public library. This brand new building, which opened on the 12th of October, 2018 is now the main library in Christchurch – supporting 19 other community, digital and mobile libraries.
“The $92.7 million five-story facilities is set to become the most modern public library in the southern hemisphere and the largest in the South Island.”
“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities”
Throughout the process of developing Tūranga, the people of Christchurch were asked for input and consultation as to what they want in their local library. More than 2,400 ideas helped to shape the final plan.
What really brings value to such a building is used. When our public facilities are used and enjoyed, they add to our lives and bring our community together as a result. It is our hope that such an awe-inspiring building will inspire, educate and support both young and old for many years to come.
Here are just a few of the many things on offer at Tūranga:
“It’s often been described as a library on steroids, and that’s probably a really good way of describing it. The intent with it is that it reflects the colours and the form of the Port Hills and the native Harakeke Flats that is native to the area. The light changes depending on the time of day and the weather conditions, and I feel like every time I come past here, the thing looks different, and it just looks beautiful in every condition.”
This wonderful library is located just a few minutes walk from Hotel115. Based in the center of Christchurch City, our facilities are perfectly positioned to make the most of your next trip to the Garden City. Book direct to get the best available price, free late checkout and complimentary spa, sauna and pool access.
If you would like to get a better idea of what the new library looks like, check out this photo gallery, which contains over 3000 stunning images!
December 7, 2018 by Denym Bird