The Gap Filler Summer Pallet Pavilion is a transitional architecture project on the site of the former Crowne Plaza in Christchurch city. The pavilion was built over six weeks by 250+ volunteers contributing 2500 volunteer hours. The pavilion seeks to address the loss of venues in the central city as a result of the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that destroyed 80% of the central city’s buildings. The Pallet Pavilion is being used for live music, films and community events each week, drawing tourists and locals back to the central city.
Gap Filler is a post-quake initiative started by Christchurch locals who wanted to conduct an experiment into what would bring life back to the city through temporary, creative activity. It is now supported by the Gap Filler charitable trust, employs 5 people and has around 200 active volunteers. Gap Filler has won a number of awards to date such as Mayor’s Earthquake Award 2012, Sustainable Business Network Award (non-profit section) and a Christchurch Civic Trust Award 2011. For more information please contact our Lighting Consultant Lyonne Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org