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  • Sat 20 Oct ’12, 6:30pm – 12:00am


Christchurch City, Gloucester Street, Christchurch District


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

LUXCITY, the opening event for the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA), is a city made from light for one night. Over 350 architecture and design students from across New Zealand are designing and constructing 16 installations that use light to create spaces for pop-up functions: bars, cafes, live music venues, theatre and a night market. You are invited to city centre to enjoy and experience this unique urban atmosphere this Labour weekend.

The designs use light in conjunction with large-scale demolition machinery to create structures that are both ephemeral and contend with the vastness of the urban scale. LUXCITY addresses the potential of transitional projects to stimulate collaboration, explore a range of architectural possibilities, regenerate the central city and create excitement and hope for the city’s burgeoning recovery.

The project is organised as a collaboration between the School of Architectural Studies at CPIT, the School of Architecture at Victoria University, the Architecture Department at Unitec, the Spatial Design Department at Auckland University of Technology, and the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of Auckland.

Rain day: Sunday 21st October

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