Welcome Event

2019 NZILA Firth Conference Welcome Event

Tūranga, the new Christchurch Central Library

Welcome Event

Wednesday 6 November, 5.30-7.30pm.

Tūranga, the new Christchurch Central Library:
60 Cathedral Square
Christchurch Central

Delegates were welcomed to the Conference opening with a special event at Tūranga - a new cultural hub for Christchurch, kindly sponsored by Placemakers.

One of the first orders of business was to bestow life membership to the NZILA on renowned landscape architect Ross Jackson. NZILA President Brad Coombs presented Ross with his life membership - view here.


About Tūranga
The inspiration for the building design was derived mainly from the warm colours and rolling shadows of the Port Hills and the angular fronds of the native Harakeke flax that once grew in the vast wetlands of Christchurch.

Architectus designed the ground floor of the library as an extension of Cathedral Square, and many of the creative spaces have views of the Square and the Cathedral.

Thanks to Placemakers for sponsoring this event