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UPDATED 081212 | ADDED 100411 | CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND | RETURN TO THE MAIN FUTURO HOUSE ARTICLE | RETURN HOME
Previosuly located at 6 Fordingbridge Ln, Bexley, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand | Moved 2006
No longer at this location - now located at 12A Mcleans Island Rd, Harewood 8051, New Zealand | Moved 2007
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand | 43°31'51.81"S 172°37'24.86"E
Google Earth Screenshot | Satellite Imagery Date 011307
Notes, History & Resources
King House Removals have kindly given me permission to display two very cool photos of the Futuro loaded up and ready for road transport from Christchurch to Harewood.
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View of the interior by Velvet Android | CC 2.0 | Image Dated 032507
The King House Removals website has a couple of images of the Futuro on a truck for transport either to or from the Christchurch Botanic Garden - images 9 and 9.1 in the gallery [it is unclear whether the images relate to transport prior to or after the period the Futuro was on exhibition at the Botanic Garden].
Thanks to some info provided by Achim Breiling I now know that this Futuro was located at 6 Fordingbridge Ln, Bexley, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand prior to it being moved to the Botanic Gardens sometime 2006.
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This Futuro was on exhibition at the Botanic Garden in Christchurch, New Zealand during the summer of 2006/2007. Some reports suggest the exhibition ran Dec 2006 to Feb 2007 but the exact dates are unclear; the Futuro was on site at least through March 17th per James Blackman's image.
As luck would have it I was able to identify the precise location the Futuro occupied even though it was there for just a few months; Google Earth contains imagery dated 011307 which clearly shows the Futuro on site.
The Futuro was transported by King House Removals who display a couple of cool images of the Futuro on a truck on their website. It is unclear whether the images are from the transport to or from the Botanic Garden though it would be reasonable to assume the same company transported the Futuro using the same method on both occasions.
I have been unable to establish where the Futuro was located prior to its time at the Botanic Garden but when it was removed at the end of the exhibition it was transported to 12A Mcleans Island Rd, Harewood 8051, New Zealand To date it remains at that location, the Christchurch Yard of King House Removals where, as reported in a comment on the blog Christchurch Modern, it remains in storage.
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