The Green Buffer is an alternative to the CCDU’s proposed Blueprint Bus Exchange. Driving the concept is the notion of the Green Frame – a proposed belt of green space that extends from Hagley Park and around the inner CBD. The Green Frame aims to create a more compact city core, which we are proposing could be car-free. The CCDU Blueprint proposes a single centralised transport exchange, in our proposal we suggest a network of seven transport hubs to be located on the edge of the Green Frame to work as a series of ‘car buffers’, turning the Green Frame into a Green Buffer. Each hub would provide car parking, connections to public transport as well as incorporate an additional program to integrate each hub into its immediate surrounds. Three hubs are developed: A Park Car Park, an Events Car Park, and Arts Park.
Maddie Clarke, Sam Peters, Yining Tan, June 2013