"Shop 7" a joint project of Historic Places Canterbury, The Christchurch Heritage Trust and Restore was declared joint winner of the Canterbury Heritage Awards Heritage Tourism Award 2016.
the text from the awards
Valuing our Heritage
Thousands of visitors from around the world and New Zealand, as well as locals, have visited Shop 7 over the nearly two years it was open in central Christchurch. A sample page from the visitors’ book records messages from visitors from England, Australia, Germany and Holland. People were heartened by the restoration stories, but the great majority were deeply saddened by the loss of heritage in the city. The legacy of Shop 7 is a better informed public locally, nationally and internationally about the crisis faced by heritage destruction post the earthquakes."