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Case Study

Paerata Rise ‘n Shine Cafe

Paerata Rise ‘n Shine Cafe

Woods reused containers from Christchurch’s Re-start Mall to design a cafe / sales office adjacent to the neighbourhood park in Stage 1 of the Paerata Rise development.

Grafton Downs Ltd, the land developers of Paerata Rise on the existing Wesley College farm, were wanting to kick-start the Stage 1 subdivision, so they asked Woods to design this container cafe.

We rearranged a number of containers to offer flexibility for a cafe, kitchen/coolroom and sales showroom, with a separate reused toilet container accessible from a covered deck. With the existing sloping site, a large elevated deck was placed on the north side with steps leading to the neighbourhood park.

The cafe opened in December 2018, and has rapidly become a focal point for Paerata Rise with customers coming from far afield. The cafe has provided a relaxed setting for section and house sales.


February 14, 2019


Architecture, Planning, Urban Design

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