This competition called for a mixed-use integrated housing development on the fringes of Christchurch CBD, devastated by the 2011 earthquake. It will set the scene for the future of Chch.
Our scheme was another intergenerational development, incorporating a range of retail spaces at street level, a range of housing typologies and boutique retirement living and aged care. The scheme strongly integrated many environmentally sustainable technologies –both passive and active, with open space encouraging community interaction with shared gardens and trees of edible varieties. These technologies (sloping roof for rainwater harvesting, solar hot water, roof-top photovoltaics etc) influenced the aesthetics and form, splashed in colour and vibrancy.