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.