17 Feb 2015

Feedback sought on quake memorial

5:43 pm on 17 February 2015

A wall made of rubble and a walkway surrounded by 185 empty chairs are among the six shortlisted contenders for the design for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial.

Memorial Ribbon Wall, one of the six proposed designs.

The design for 'Memorial Ribbon Wall' - one of the final six shortlisted contenders. Photo: CCDU

The designs were revealed today and will be open to consultation from next week.

The memorial to the 185 killed in the February 2011 quake is to be located on the banks of the Avon River, between Montreal Street and Rhododendron Island.

More than 330 designs from 37 countries were shortlisted to six last year.

Another proposed design, entitled 'A Green and Peaceful Landscape'.

Another proposed design, entitled 'A Green and Peaceful Landscape'. Photo: CCDU

One of the designs is called 'Memorial Ribbon Wall' and shows a wall made of rubble, while another is called 'Table and Chairs', which is made up of 185 empty chairs.

They will be on display at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens between 24 February and 15 March.

The final decision rests with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister.

The six shortlisted designs are available here.

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