The Dock: Not quite a fairy tale… but a fairly good tale!

The Commons Shelter Challenge You might remember one of our projects from last year, The Commons Shelter Challenge. About six months ago we made the tough decision to discontinue this project and not build the winning entry, The Dock. The Commons Challenge After...

What an amazing race!

What an Amazing Race Project Description We celebrated some of the sweet free things to do in our city with an Amazing Race style event for kids and families in the school holidays. If you missed out and/or would like to do your own Amazing Race here is the map and...

A Truffle Dish for the Commons People

On 18 July 2015 chef Alex Davies cooked up truffled jacket potatoes in the Commons Pizza Oven, matched with cold coffee – a nd called it “a Truffle dish for the Commons people”.  This formed part of events for New Zealand’s first Canterbury...

Let’s Roll! Join in creating the green space at The Commons

Fanfare please! We’re finally at the stage of being able to lay grass at The Commons. To be true to the vision (to be a welcoming, ever-evolving community space. A space that connects people to their inner-city and to each other), we’d like to extend an open...

The Commons

The Commons is located on what used to be the site of the Crowne Plaza hotel which was demolished in 2012. The site is now a hub of transitional activity and home to a number of post-quake organisations. About The Commons The former Crowne Plaza site has been licensed...