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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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New, old and broken

You can see new, old, renovating and broken buildings and flat land at once. Workers are working earnest to recover damages. Worth watch.

Reviewed 7 March 2017
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Nagoya, Japan
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Nagoya, Japan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

You can see new, old, renovating and broken buildings and flat land at once. Workers are working earnest to recover damages. Worth watch.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There is still a lot of construction going on in the city centre of Christchurch. The RE:Start Mall at Cashel Street is a very creative way to restart normal life despite the restoration.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

All the goodies here packed into a quirky and innovative shopping area. Check out the central art work signage.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I am not sure how this differs in principle to Re:START but it is a great show of initiative to have shops inside shipping containers, much quicker than a rebuild.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

After the 2011 earthquake, most of the city of. Heist hurch was damaged. In order to provide some retail outlets, shipping containers were moved next to or on top of one another to provide secure and safe structures for retailers to move in to. There are individual shops and different style eateries. Althgh more and more of the City is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Underwhelmed by it, but accept it is a good idea. The shops were mostly a bit quirky, which is fine if that is what you were after, but we weren't

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is an area where the city moved to get back on its feet by using shipping containers to house shops, bars, etc. Christchurch has shown great enterprise, and this is now a tourist destination in its own right! Try not to miss it.

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Cornwall, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great way to quickly bring back retailing to the downtown after the earthquake. We didn't find much to buy but there certainly was a lot of foot traffic. Wonder what will happen once traditional retail space returns.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Read about this and worth a visit. The people of Christchurch are doing an amazing job to get people back into the city. A food court and plenty of interesting shops but prices appeared to be quite high.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This quite bustling little shopping district showcases Christchurch's ingenuity in the face of its troubles, most conspicuously in the funky architecture: jazzily painted, converted shipping containers. There are food stalls, coffee shops, and a selection of your typical shopping district businesses. It's central, the mood is fun, and it's definitely worth stopping by in if you're in Christchurch.

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