Image of the week: 23rd March

11 March 2020

The countdown is on to the opening of the New Brighton hot pools, He Puna Taimoana.

  • Image of the week 23rd March 2020

    Collins and Harman, 1928, Proposed Sat Water Swimming Baths, New Brighton, isometric view, watercolour illustration (1 of 3), Armson-Collins Architectural Drawing Collection (MB1418, 31575). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The pools are due to open in the first weekend of April, and include a sauna and café alongside five varying temperature pools. See here for more information.

 In 1928 other pools were proposed in New Brighton, rather opulent saltwater swimming baths. While never built, some stunning architectural plans were drawn up and the Macmillan Brown Library holds these in their collections. To see more visit Kā Kohika and click on the newly featured historic local images link, Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Macmillan Brown Library - Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown

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