Giant polystyrene model of possible Green Frame design
March 8, 2013
Giant polystyrene model of possible Green Frame design on display
The model is being constructed at present on 68 Waltham Road.
A 1.100 scale model of what the Green Frame could look like as outlined in the CCDU Plan will be on display in Christchurch this weekend.
The model is 15 metres by 12 metres and covers two warehouses in Waltham Road.
Organiser Uwe Rieger said that the model has been constructed on the back of a four-week workshop and a month of designing.
“The aim of the model is to stimulate discussion about the future of Christchurch and Green Frame. We have used a wasabi green for the model as being indicative of the way that wasabi stimulates and invigorates the senses. This is what we want to see happening to people’s thinking,” he said.
The Studio Christchurch Green Exhibition, which has been sponsored by Aurecon, is part of the Studio Christchurch Summer School, which is a collaborative Christchurch-based design unit organised by the four New Zealand architectural schools – the School of Architectural Studies at CPIT, the School of Architecture at Victoria University Wellington, the Architecture Department at Unitec and the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
“We had 55 students involved and included five design courses covering a broad range of approaches. These ideas were then tested through a series of design proposals. It really is an impressive result,” he said.
The display is open to the public on Saturday (tomorrow) from 7.30pm and Sunday from 10am to 4.00pm.