breathe - The new urban village project

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.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing, Urban
Country Christchurch, New Zealand
Registration Deadline 15 January 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 January 2013 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
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.

Jury
Kevin McCloud (UK Grand Designs)
Stuart Gardyne (Architect)
Martin Udale (Development Specialist)
Di Lucas (Landscape Architect)
Kevin Simcock (Engineer)
Huia Reriti (Ngai Tahu Architect)
Zea Harman (Youth Leader)

Prize
The organisers will provide a contribution of NZ$20,000, excluding GST towards each of the finalist’s costs for Stage 2 and are willing to negotiate delayed repayments for the land value.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Up to three (3) A1 sized drawings, a written technical response (no more than16sides of A4)

Timetable
Stage One winners announced, Short list for Stage Two confirmed: February 2013
Stage Two competition starts, Financial appraisal and developed design: March 2013
Stage Two competition closes: July 2013
Overall competition winner announced: August 2013
Site Available for construction to commence: December 2013

Organizer
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Christchurch City Council
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) /Christchurch City Development Unit (CCDU)
Ngāi Tahu

Official Website
http://www.futurechristchurch.co.nz/breathe

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