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High Street Stories

High Street Stories
What we've done
  • Brand
  • Strategy
  • UX
  • Design
  • Build

High Street Stories

Christchurchs famous High Street has been all of these things. Though destroyed by earthquakes, you can now relive the heyday (and darker side) of High Street in an online multimedia project. The buildings are gone, but their stories have been unearthed from the rubble.


Interactive journey

After High Street's beloved Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and laneways were destroyed by earthquake, the NZ Historic Places Trust engaged NV Interactive to create an online audio archive of the precinct

A tool for locals and tourists to assist with the revitalisation of the High Street Precinct providing a permanent 'collective remembrance' of architectural & social history.

Design for mobile

Primarily designed for the mobile tablet experience, users can consume content while physically exploring the High Street area.

  • Geo-locational functionality highlights stories closest to you.
  • Optimised for use on a small screen.

The fully responsive site also works beautifully on the desktop, making it an excellent research tool for social and architectural historians.

NV created an immersive experience that perfectly targets our audience.

Zoe Roland Project Developer - NZ Historic Places Trust