In Christchurch, New Zealand, 10 massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876. The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition.
The Terrace, plans for a new entertainment precinct on Oxford Tce. The $30 million first stage of development will rebuild the bars and restaurants that used to be on the terrace overlooking the river. The bars will be two to three storeys high, with seven-storey office buildings planned for the back of the site. Six laneways will cross the site and meet in a central piazza.