Uses for shipping containers in Christchurch

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After the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, the authorities found a wide range of uses for shipping containers: as barriers to protect houses, vehicles and pedestrians from falling rocks and debris; as supports for badly damaged buildings; as shelter spaces for workers in the CBD; as support structures for temporary sheds.

Have you got images that show other ways containers have been used in Christchurch? Please email us at info@nzhistory.net.nz if you can help.

See also: 'Christchurch quake causes container drought' and 'Christchurch shipping containers' (NZ Herald); 'Better latte than never' - coffee shop in a container (Stuff); CTV item about Sumner containers (YouTube); Christchurch quake: diary from Sumner (BBC)

Cashel Mall

A high-profile adaption of shipping containers in Christchurch was their use in the rebuilding of Cashel Mall. Read more about this here (Stuff).

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