A well-connected campus environment, enhancing the passenger journey
The overall objective of the project was to develop a ‘Sense of Place’ vision and masterplan for the Terminal Precinct external realm at Christchurch airport. The focus was on creating a unique visitor experience that celebrates success and the characteristics of the South Island and improved connectivity throughout the campus.
A range of big ideas and themes were explored to develop an overarching vision for the Terminal Precinct and guide the master planning process.
‘Forest in the Sky’ focused on an elevated landscape at the terminal, embracing views to the Southern Alps and Port Hills; ‘Our Journey’ encompassed the South Island creation tradition; ‘First Class’ brought back the glamour from air travel’s golden age; ‘The Source’ celebrated the influence of water on the Canterbury landscape and its importance to all cultures and people; ‘Taste of the South’ highlighted the amazing landscapes, adventure activities and culinary delights; and ‘Botanica’ focused on the gardenesque and collecting and displaying the best of the South Island.
Throughout the project we worked closely with various stakeholders within the airport and transport engineers Abley Consultants to develop a functional, but exciting masterplan that will future proof the operation and development opportunities for the Terminal Precinct.
There were also significant opportunities to incorporate best practice technology, embrace innovation and sustainability as part of putting Christchurch Airport on the global map.
Our masterplan work included the identification of key projects and staging of works the airport will seek to complete in the next 20 years. Key projects include reconfiguration of access to the terminal with an integrated ring road, set down areas, car parking and cover access to the terminal; redevelopment of Memorial Avenue as a grand entry boulevard and large plaza space.