South Frame interpretation

Pūtahi Whakatetonga / The South Frame


Wayfinding Strategy & Design


Ōtākaro, Christchurch City Council

Pūtahi Whakatetonga / The South Frame is an Anchor Project of the Christchurch Rebuild. An area of eight city blocks south of the city core, it incorporates new Health and Innovation Precincts connected by a series of pedestrian greenways, lanes and squares.

DallowBoss was engaged to collaborate with the Ōtākaro, Jasmax, LandLab and Walkspace teams to develop a series of interpretation panels that convey the underlying story of South Frame. They reveal the previously hidden layers of cultural and geological significance of the area, convey the design and planting rationale and allow readers to make direct connections between the past and present spaces.

As the plants are the heroes, 37 illustrated botanic markers were created to identify the plants and convey traditional Māori rongoā (healing) and kai (food) uses.