The Avon River Precinct, (ARP)  Te Papa Otakaro, winds through the heart of the Christchurch CBD and is currently being transformed into a safe, welcoming and vibrant community space.

As part of the ARP revitalisation Walkspace has been busy working closely with Otakaro in Christchurch, (formerly CERA) and LandLab landscape architects in Auckland to develop and finalise the design. Walkspace undertook initial feasibility studies, testing of ergonomics and construction methodology through prototyping and finally the fabrication and delivery of the bespoke seating elements.

The suite of seating elements ranging from standard short and long benches through to seats with short and full backs offers supreme flexibility to fit the right seating element to the right location with ease. Constructed from marine grade stainless steel the seat frames are clad in locally sourced Saligna hardwood slats, both materials offering supreme durability and extended lifespan over conventional street furniture materials.  

The simplicity and uniformity in the design allows for any ongoing maintenance to be undertaken with ease given the small kit of parts across the entire suite. 

Given the scale of the precinct, the project has been split into multiple stages, the first four recently delivered in and around the Bridge of Remembrance, Oxford Street, Barkers Reserve and the PGC site. 

We encourage you to pop on down and have a seat, soak up the atmosphere and relax alongside the Avon


As always if you would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact the team at Walkspace. 

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