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Christchurch Town Hall: interior (2nd of 2)

Christchurch Town Hall: interior

This is the main auditorium of the Christchurch Town Hall, which seated 2,500 people. Warren and Mahoney, the architects, worked closely with acoustic expert Sir Harold Marshall to create a space that became known for the excellence of its acoustics. The design was seen as ground-breaking and influenced the design of concert halls internationally. The town hall was severely damaged in the 2011 earthquake, but is expected to be rebuilt as part of a performing arts precinct by 2018.

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Ben Schrader, 'Public buildings - Civic and cultural buildings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36465/christchurch-town-hall-interior (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012