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Exterior

Pallet Pavilion

A temporary public space project by Gap Filler in Christchurch in 2012 after the devastating Canterbury earthquakes destroyed many buildings in the CBD. A team of designers including Kirsten Wilson designed and built a pavilion from shipping pallets.

Exterior

Exterior

The distinctive blue pallets on loan from Chep ensured the pallet pavilion became an icon landmark in Christchurch

Prior to construction

Prior to construction

Corner of Durham Street North and Kilmore Street after an earthquake damaged hotel was demolished and levelled.

First week of construction

First week of construction

Concrete platforms borrowed from a nearby demolished building made the foundation for the pallet pavilion walls. In the foreground are crates and crates of donated plants.

Threading Pallets

Threading Pallets

The shipping pallets were drilled with at least two holes so they could be threaded onto vertical rebar and clamped into position.

Plant Station

Plant Station

From a sheltered corner of the site, volunteers repotted hundreds of donated plants into smaller square pots that could slot into the Pallet Pavilion walls.

Repotting Station

Repotting Station

From a sheltered corner of the site, volunteers repotted hundreds of donated plants into smaller square pots that could slot into the Pallet Pavilion walls.

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Oak Tree

Oak Tree

One of four oak trees in it's specially made pallet box and being positioned before the Pallet Pavilion floor was installed.

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Pallet Pavilion in Use

Pallet Pavilion in Use

A concert performed at the Pallet Pavilion was it's intended use but it was also used for many other gatherings.

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