Turanga, Christchurch New Central Library

06 Sep 2018

Turanga, the new central library, opened on 12 October, two years after work began.

Octa was involved in the initial phases of the project including Master Programming and Design Management, and was engaged as the Establishment Project Manager supporting the Christchurch City Libraries to ensure the Central Library Project meets stakeholder expectations and the strategic objectives set out in the Project Business Case.

As the flagship of the city’s library network and benchmarked against international central libraries, Turanga will retain the largest print collection while also showcasing Canterbury heritage and taonga. The five floors will feature new technology, from a studio for media, music and video film-making, 3D printing, laser and vinyl cutting and even robotics, around which the library will offer education programmes.