Is a transitional approach to planning Christchurch possible? Six thesis students from The University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning have pooled their individual theses and are engaging in a collective design project for the future rebuild of Christchurch. Each student researched a unique economy in Christchurch with the aim to tease out possible catalysts for growth and stimulate investment in the city. Their final proposals aim to anticipate the inevitable nature of change and its inherent unpredictability. To do this they are approaching planning not from an end result but rather from a starting point.
For those that missed the student’s presentation during the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) you can watch them on Youtube here:
by Alex Haryowiseno
by Zhi Jian (David) Wong
by Biran He
by Erica Austin