48 hour design challenge Team SoLA: 160 Gloucester Street
Challenger, Neil P.; Turoa Royal, P.; Garcia Tavaris, S.; Lough, J.; Gilchrist, Erica J.; Bruin, Christopher; Pyne, Laura
The 48hr Design Challenge, run by the Christchurch City Council and held at Lincoln University, provided an opportunity for Council to gain inspiration from the design and architecture industry, while testing the draft Central City Plan currently being developed. The Challenge was a response to the recent earthquakes in Christchurch and brought together local and international talent. A total of 15 teams took part in the Challenge, with seven people in each including engineers, planners, urban designers, architects and landscape architects, as well as one student on each team. The four sites within the Red Zone included the Cathedral Square and BNZ Building; 160 Gloucester Street; the Orion NZ Building at 203 Gloucester Street; and 90 Armagh Street, including the Avon River and Victoria Square. The fifth site, which sits outside the Red Zone, is the former Christchurch Women’s Hospital at 885 Colombo Street. This is team SoLA's entry for 160 Gloucester Street.... [Show full abstract]
Keywordslandscape architecture; cityscape; Christchurch; urban design; city redevelopment; Canterbury earthquakes
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