Better streets & spaces  |  8 Jan 2020

The flags have gone up on summer as seven winning designs flutter across central Christchurch.

The Christchurch City Council’s Enliven Places Programme ran a competition earlier this year, inviting designers to submit their colourful street flag ideas to help celebrate the city in the summer.

The winning designs by Sarah Fisk, Emma Patmore, Judy Rogers, Pieta Gray, Georgia Kong, Amy Couling and Zoe Ash will appear on 131 flags beginning early January until the end of March.

Christchurch City Council Head of Urban Design, Regeneration and Heritage Carolyn Ingles says the designs by the seven finalists showcase a range of summer activities on offer in the city, and also reflect the city features that matter to the people of Christchurch.

“These street flags complement the transformation of Christchurch, enlivening the cityscape and highlighting the activities and sights we all most love,” Ms Ingles says.

“The response to the competition also shows the high level of engagement in our city. The designs are very inclusive, prompting positive connections.

“We encourage people to wander around the central city this summer and enjoy the creativity of our street flag designers.”

The designs include punting and ice cream, the Buskers Festival, heritage buildings, the unique local landscape and friendship.

The flags, which measure 2.7 metres by 1.35m, will fly at several high-profile central city sites, including the City Mall, Victoria Square, High Street and Victoria Street.

Each winning designer has received a $150 voucher to spend in the central city.

The Council’s Enliven Places Programme supports place-making projects to create attractive, fun and interesting spaces in the city centre.

More details about the designs are available here.