This is an international competition to design and build a new place for living in the Central City.
Work is underway to rebuild and breathe new life into the Central City, following the destruction caused by the earthquakes.
Designers from throughout the world are invited to influence the way the new generation of Central City residents will live within their environment and what type of communities they will want to be part of.
Christchurch’s new urban village will offer medium density housing with easy access to green space, the new performing arts precinct, retail and entertainment areas, and transport and recreation facilities.
The new urban village is about creating breathing space and spaces that breathe in the new Central City. The village will offer sustainable, modern living on the edge of the planned green belt that will define the central business area and connect with the new urban living spaces.
Stage One closes at 5pm, Tuesday 15 January 2013.
Note that each team must have a designer and a developer as a minimum for Stage 1.
“The Architectural Association is one of the world’s foremost schools of architecture. It has a reputation for being on the cutting edge of technology and spatial thinking. It’s also on the other side of the world, and very difficult to get into.
The AA have a Visiting School programme, in which staff from the AA visit cities around the world and run short courses for architecture students, graduates, and other creative individuals. It’s an amazing opportunity to put yourself in contact with some of the best and brightest, to work alongside like-minded locals on a project of NZ significance, and experience the AA way.
The AA are hoping to have a Visiting School in Auckland in the first half of 2012, but we need to gauge interest to see if this is possible…”
EOIs due by July 24th.
[Visit the AAA link for further details]
The New Zealand AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards are back to celebrate 20 years of supporting architectural excellence. To mark the occasion, and to make this years competition the best yet, Cavalier Bremworth has invested further by introducing a new category and boosting the prize pool by $6000 to a total of $16,000.
This year there are three categories, expanded by the introduction of a new category for the professional entrants.
Professional entries need to be submitted online for a pre-judging by Tuesday 25 October after which finalists will be asked to provide boards and models for final judging on the 16th November.
Students need to register their interest online and provide their work for judging on 15 November.
They who bring you the bachkit. You don’t get much control over this site, it’s just a slideshow. No contact information.
“Before he achieved worldwide fame as an actor, Sam Neill directed this documentary for the National Film Unit about lively New Zealand architect Ian Athfield. It examines the philosophy, achievements and frustrations of one of this country’s most innovative architects, who won an international competition in 1975 to design housing for 140,000 squatters in Manila, in the Philippines, yet struggled to gain recognition back home. This film culminates in Athfield’s trip to the Philippines to pursue the project.”
“The purpose of this website is to provide a current database and network of women in architecture associated with New Zealand. You may be working within New Zealand or elsewhere in the world, or currently not working in the architectural field. Whatever your relationship to architecture, your information counts.
Individuals and practices are encouraged to upload their details to build this growing database. Information collected will create a relevant and important resource of statistical information and eventually lead to an exhibition of architecture + women planned for 2013. It also allows for the many diverse working lives of women trained in architecture to become more visible.”
“Architecture for Humanity is a 501©(3) charitable organization founded in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises. Through competitions, workshops, educational forums, partnerships with aid organizations and other activities, Architecture for Humanity creates opportunities for architects and designers from around the world to help communities in need. We believe that where resources and expertise are scarce, innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a difference.”
“Architecture NZ presents Stories from the Diaspora, the special March/April 2011 issue profiling New Zealand architects abroad. Guest edited by Justine Clark, Paul Walker, Peter Johns and Peter Davies.”
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland nestles between tens of dormant volcanoes and is home to the world’s biggest polynesian population. The weather is temperate, public transport is a joke, and the houses are wooden.
This photo gallery contains a few random shots that might capture some of the essence of the place. It will grow as I dredge up photos from long forgotten folders.
“The Auckland Architecture Association has been founded to provide a common meeting ground for architects, planners, teachers, students and graduates. The AAA is first a club, a convivial and congenial meeting place for members and their visitors. It aims to become a centre for the generation of architectural and planning activities, seminars, working groups and exhibitions. It is an opportunity for architects to be active in the life of the community, to lead in the formation of an intelligent public opinion about planning and building.”
The AAA has regular tours giving access to fine private homes around Auckland.
Extensions by FJMT + Archimedia. There is a website tracking construction here