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Christchurch City Council

Tūranga - Christchurch's world-class library

Often viewed as the essential ‘third place’ for a community, modern libraries are more than just book storage and lending facilities. For Christchurch especially, the central city library is a symbol of hope, a welcoming place for everyone, and a place to belong.

Key information


Christchurch City Council


October 2016 - October 2018


9850m2 over five levels

Total value:

$92.7 million


60 staff at any one time + 2,600 visitors per day


5 Green Star certification

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"Turanga really reflects what Christchurch people wanted out of a new central library… We love the space. It’s a unique building in New Zealand"

Chris Hay



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