This is a design competition to put forward how Civic Square can become an arts, culture and heritage hub of the future Hastings city.
The competition closes 27 January 2012 (NZ Time)
We are interested in exploring the idea of architecture as a vessel for cultural connectedness and evolution, an enabler and catalyst for social, cultural and economic growth.
We are calling for blue sky thinking that can lead the district forward, so that we may achieve our desire to create a cultural heart for our city which showcases our arts, culture and especially our mana whenua heritage in a way that symbolises a positive future, promotes civic pride and embraces cultural connection and integrity.
One of the key challenges in this project is for proposals to be both visionary and practical. We are promoting
the idea of visionary pragmatism.
To allow the wider community to appreciate the concept fully, design ideas are required. The outcomes of this design competition will be used as a primary vehicle for consultation and ultimately presenting to Council for consideration as part of the Draft 2012/22 Long Term Plan.
Only if Council adopts the Civic Square Project as part of the Final 2012/22 Long Term Plan, will the this project be progressed.