Pledge Me A Palletmobile
Project 2012-11-05 05:43:40 +1300
We need a "Palletmobile" and we have our hearts set on a wee Suzuki Super Carry Van.
Well, we work with Gap Filler
, a charitable trust who temporarily activate vacant sites in Christchurch.
Their next project is to build The Gap Filler Summer Pallet Pavilion
which will be their biggest project yet. It will be made entirely out of some 2000+ pallets and will be mostly made by volunteers from the community. It is being built by
the community for
We, Amy and Glen Jansen, have been asked to manage this for Gap Filler until the end of April 2013. Our intention is to organise a series of fun, community based events (ranging from board game nights to live bands to Jane Fonda inspired aerobics... :D) designed to stimulate and attract more people back to this vibrant city. In fact, Christchurch has just been voted the 6th "must see" city in 2013 by Lonely Planet and it is because of projects exactly like this!
(Conceptual drawing, image courtesy of Yun Kong Sung, Studio OKAN, 2012)
Once the Pavilion is completed there will be a lot of stuff we are going to need to transport around - sound gear, stock, tables, chairs, etc - and right now, as awesome as they are, our bicycle baskets are just not going to do the job!
The thing is, the Pallet Pavilion is going to look so beautiful and eye catching that our means of transport will have to do the same! We would like to have the Palletmobile sign written by a young artist, Jesse Geary, who has already won awards for his work. We love the idea of the geek-van/street art combination and we hope that it will add to the awareness that Gap Filler has already garnered from the community by taking the visual impact of the Pavilion on the road!
If we exceed our target pledge we will use the surplus to help us with the cost of insuring the van and any other running costs.
Our rewards - everyone will have their name incorporated into the design of the van and will be emailed a photo of their name and a photo of the van when it's done.
Thanks for taking a moment to have a read about our project - we appreciate it. If you would be keen to keep an eye on the build here is a live stream showing the construction of the Pavilion - http://christchurchcasino.co.nz/webcam
GD & A