The Avon River : a recreation reserve for Christchurch: this dissertation has been completed in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Lincoln College
The Avon River is Christchurch’s central landscape feature. Water is potentially exciting, refreshing and organic and can meet many human psychological needs in the synthetic city. As a natural feature in a landscape largely dominated by the built components, the river is a unifying element, a refreshing contrast to the rigid formality of the city street pattern. The magnetic attraction of water cannot be denied; water stimulates the senses and is a powerful social force.