Drawn into the fold

Christchurch City Art Gallery is a “place that works” according to design and architecture publication Metropolis Magazine, connecting to the natural environment “through [a] modern architectural form that resonates with the self-image of people in this area, drawing them into its folds (literally).” “The shimmering, undulating glass façade is reminiscent of the ripples in the winding River Avon which has become a symbol of the old, as well as the new settlements. To David Cole, the design architect and director of the Buchan Group, the link between the building and the Avon are not accidental. Cole says the ‘curved pools of water at its base also echo the [river] and create an impression of constantly changing light.’” Christchurch City Art Gallery opened in 23.   

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