The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will be a place where people can reflect and honour those who died or were injured, and acknowledge the shared and traumatic experience of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. It will have local, national and international significance.
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will provide a place to reflect on the events that changed Canterbury forever, paying respect to the 185 people who lost their lives on 22 February 2011.
It will acknowledge the shared trauma and huge support received with the recovery operation that followed.
How we choose to remember varies over time, and across cultures and individuals. It can also happen in all kinds of ways – sometimes as part of a formal civic function, and at other times as personal and informal refection.
The design of a memorial contributes to this by providing for different interpretations and experience. It might be a place you can walk through, or simply sit and reflect.
The site for the Memorial is on a stretch of the Ōtākaro/Avon River between Montreal Street and Rhododendron Island. Source by yourvoice.