Pallet Bench Park

“We saw a need to make easily moveable gardens and furniture, so pallets were used extensively to make modular benches that could be easily reconfigured.

From Rotherham St the park was moved and reconfigured back to Colombo St, where Gap Filler soon added outdoor musical instruments to the park to form the Sound Garden.”

The Pallet Bench Park was originally designed and constructed by Wendy Hoddinott and Jonathan Hall in July 2011 for the ‘Container Dairy’ on Colombo St. We saw a need to make easily moveable gardens and furniture, so pallets were used extensively to make modular benches that could be easily reconfigured.

From the Container Dairy site, the garden was moved to the corner of Rotherham St and Riccarton Rd. As outdoor public space is rare in Riccarton, the mini park proved very popular. A wall from an adjoining building was painted by mural artist Tess Sheran with her work ‘Hope Bear’. From Rotherham St the park was moved and reconfigured back to Colombo St, where Gap Filler soon added outdoor musical instruments to the park to form the Sound Garden. The Sound Garden moved to Peterborough St in March 2014.

Partners: Christchurch City Council, Life in Vacant Spaces Trust, Gap Filler

Location: now the Sound Garden at 100 Peterborough St

Date constructed: July 2011

Date removed: morphed into the Sound Garden

 

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