Temporary shipping container mall to stimulate economic recovery in Christchurch

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Earlier this year we featured Boxpark in London, a pop-up shopping mall to be constructed from 60 shipping containers. Now in Christchurch, New Zealand, Re:START have used shipping crates to form a temporary retail center on the site of the Cashel Mall that was destroyed in February’s earthquake. Having received funding from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and ASB bank, Re:START created the project in order to stimulate economic recovery and tourism in the city center while plans are made for a more permanent use of the space. The precinct currently features 27 shops, including a variety of retailers and two…

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