As part of the Enliven Places programme, the Council delivers temporary projects that transform empty or underutilised spaces into vibrant and inventive areas in the central city and suburbs.
A variety of artistic, social engagement, greening and wayfinding projects in collaboration with local communities to support activities and entertainment have been completed, and contribute to, Christchurch's unique sense of place.
An Enliven Places project is seeking designs for three temporary pop-up gardens to be located in Cathedral Square over the 2018/19 summer season. Learn more or submit a design.
A selection of past projects
Past projects gallery
Press Lane, connecting Worcester St and Gloucester St, 2017
Old Post Office Hoardings, Cathedral Square, 2017
Up, Up, Up!, laneway behind the Bus Interchange, 2016
Treehill, New Regent Street, 2016
Wayfinding Towers, Central City, 2015
Flag Wall, Cathedral Square, 2015
Urban Living Wall, High Street, 2015
Cathedral Hoardings, Cathedral Square, 2014
Urban Sheep, Central City, 2014
Friday Night Food Trucks, Cathedral Square, 2014
Planted Whare, Cathedral Square, 2014
Pod Park, Sydenham, 2013
Projects that have transformed empty spaces into vibrant and inventive spaces.