Ideas to Remember

It strikes me that the terms of reference for the CERA earthquake memorial project almost entirely miss the point.http://cera.govt.nz/news/2014/site-confirmed-for-canterbury-earthquake-memorial-12-july-2014 Why are we limiting proposals to the location selected? The riverside site represents a number of quite profound social and architectural deficiencies and lost opportunities for any disaster memorial of international stature. The worst is that […]

Christchurch ’48 Hours’ Competition

Christchurch Architects were put to the challenge recently, with a design competition to address the earthquake ravaged city centre. Starting at midday on 1st July 2011 and finishing an exhausting but exhilarating 48 hours later, 15 teams comprising over a hundred Architects, architectural designers, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and students gathered together at Lincoln […]

Auckland Waterfront Competition

Just found some work we did in a joint submission with some landscapers for the Queen’s Wharf architectural competition back in 2009, intended to provide event space for the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Our scheme disappeared without a trace of course (the first clue that something was going badly wrong!) and as it turned out […]