An uncompromising, radical outlier in the heritage neighbourhood in which it was built in 1968, the former home of the CSA is one of the few buildings from this era left in central Christchurch. Precast panels and in-situ cast exposed concrete dress the front, announcing its alignment with Brutalism and Modernism. Today the building is a celebrated purpose-built gallery, one of the few that makes use of natural light – in this case it flows through the pyramid light wells that protrude from the roofline.
Publicly accessible restrooms; gender neutral restrooms; wheelchair/walking aid/pram accessible; large print information; service animals allowed
Minson, Henning Hansen & Dines, 1968