Light me up

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CityUps, led by Studio Christchurch, at the Festival of Transitional Architecture 2014.

CityUps, led by Studio Christchurch, at the Festival of Transitional Architecture 2014. Image: Bridgit Anderson

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An installation by the University of Auckland's Team Antigravity on display at FESTA 2014.

An installation by the University of Auckland’s Team Antigravity on display at FESTA 2014. Image: Bridgit Anderson

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An Installation by Unitec's Team Influx on display at FESTA 2014.

An Installation by Unitec’s Team Influx on display at FESTA 2014. Image: Bridgit Anderson

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The Festival of Transitional Architecture’s headline event CityUps transformed central Christchurch with large-scale installations on Saturday, 25 October.

More than 10,000 people came together in the CBD to interact with the luminous installations, which were created by students from around the country. Thirteen designs made using everything from road cones to diaphanous materials were on display, suspended by 12-metre-high scaffolding.

Temporary architectural structures included a labyrinthine structure, a twelve metre walk-in kaleidoscope; towering sheets of lit up bottles, a canopy of floating light shards; a hanging wall of luminous and colourful ducting tubes; a maze of interconnected, glowing strings and an undulating cascade of glowing blue orbs.

CityUps was a collaboration between the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) and Studio Christchurch.


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