Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Ellerslie entrants take it to the rooftops

Ellerslie entrants take it to the rooftops

They’re approaching the Emerging Designs competition at Ellerslie International Flower Show from a different angle, but CPIT Architectural Studies students are confident their rooftop garden designs will impresses the judges tomorrow.

Two teams of CPIT students have each designed a rooftop garden to fulfil the brief of a young, single, professional client who appreciates good design and being surrounded by plants and yet is also into throwing parties at home.

One of the CPIT teams has opted for an elevator entrance, a constructed tree and the rustic look of recycled timber with their design called One Tree Roof. The other team chose a more natural palette and a focus on the skyscape views with Framed. A CPIT Foundation grant made both projects possible.

Both teams have been challenged to deepen their knowledge of architectural design by firstly having to construct the designs themselves and secondly by focusing more closely on the role of plants to achieve an overall effect according to their tutor Megan Lutton.

“It’s an excellent experience for our students because they have to take their designs off the page and construct them, and then present these designs to an international audience at Ellerslie,” she said. “The rooftop garden brief has been challenging and fun for them and I would say they have learned a great deal from being involved. I am very proud of their hard work and the results they’ve achieved.

It’s a relevant theme for a city redesigning and rebuilding its central district, especially for a city that likes to be known as the garden city and aspires to follow Melbourne’s example, where city rooftop gardens abound.

“I hope designers in Christchurch are inspired by some of the ideas and start incorporating more rooftop gardens in our city,” Lutton said.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Written in 1920 by Karel Capek in a newly independent Czechoslovakia, its prophetic tale of artificial intelligence, automata and human morality was initially a big hit, but it then vanished from view, in New Zealand at least, before being revived in Hamilton last year. More>>

SELECT FRINGE SHOWS:

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news