The Re:START container mall was born from the need to breathe new life into the Christchurch central city, following the devastating earthquake on 22 February, 2011.
While containers for all sorts of purposes are now commonplace all over Christchurch, the idea was a bit of a wildcard when the idea of Re:START was first conceived, but
their use meant that retail was established in the CBD several years before it would
have otherwise taken place. It’s a testament to creativity and innovation as
Christchurch transitions into a city re-imagined.