The Green Room

The Green Room

For over a year, they created this stunning mosaic chair and ottoman (called Flora and Otto) and gifted them back to the city as a symbol that what is broken can be rebuilt, and as a celebration of our lost history.

The Green Room garden features an armchair and Ottoman made from broken china as a result of the 4th September 2010 and 22nd February 2011 earthquakes. It also uses plants sourced and replanted from the Residential Red Zone, giving new life in a public space for the lost gardens of Christchurch. The garden was designed by Wendy Hoddinott.

The china used for the chair in the Green Room was donated by the people of Christchurch from their broken homes. It was collected by a team of volunteers working under the name Crack’d for Christchurch. For over a year, they created this stunning mosaic chair and ottoman (called Flora and Otto) and gifted them back to the city as a symbol that what is broken can be rebuilt, and as a celebration of our lost history.
A special thanks to our friends at Crack’d for Christchurch, including:

  • Robyn Black
  • Helen Campbell
  • Jennie Cooper
  • Marie Hudson
  • Kathy Inns
  • Katherine O’Connor
  • Shirley Walden
  • Jayne White
  • Sharon Wilson

Other partners: Christchurch City Council and Life in Vacant Spaces Trust

Location: Colombo Street, between Tuam St and St Asaph St

Date constructed: October 2014

Date removed: March 2016; Flora and Otto will be reinstalled in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Built by Honest Means

Huge thanks to:

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