Post-Quake, New Zealand Uses Shipping ContainersTo Rebuild Retail
After its community was hit by a giant earthquake, Christchurch, New Zealand looked for more temporary yet still effective building practices.
Back in February 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand was struck with a massive 6.3 earthquake that crippled the landscape. In an attempt to keep the local economy afloat and bring new business into its area, as well as keep pre-existing ones during the midst of the crisis, a temporary mall was constructed to replace the leveled shopping center. Made completely out of shipping containers, the new Re:START pop-up mall offered a place for pre-quake businesses, big brands and new start-ups a place of refuge.