Christchurch festival of lights draws thousands
The Festival of Transitional Architecture – Festa – drew a crowd of thousands on Saturday night in Christchurch.
Architecture students from Australia and New Zealand created about 18 temporary installations using mostly recycled materials, lit with many colours and blasted with rock and roll.
The temporary structures surrounding the Christchurch Art Gallery were "really well done", said Dutch director Jos de Krieger.
"We worked so hard on this," said Unitec architecture student Hayley McDonald. "The crowd has been amazing."
Automated people counters on the art galley doors had passed 9100 people at 11pm.
Many more explored the streets outside.