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How are you going to build?

4 September 2013

How are you going to build?

One sign that the Christchurch recovery is gathering momentum is that property owners who were wondering whether they should build are now asking how they should build.

In response to the increasing demand for information about design options the city’s architects will host a series of free public evenings over the over the next month in which they will present and discuss a wide range of their current residential and commercial work.

“People in Christchurch are eager to get on with their building projects,” says David Hill, the chair of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. “But understandably they are often uncertain about the sort of buildings that will both meet their needs and suit the changed circumstances of the city.”

“Everyone has had to take a new look at building design and construction issues – the scale and location of buildings, the materials they’re made of, and their relationship to whatever neighbours they have or may have in the future.”

“It’s not surprising that the public has lots of questions about the design of new houses and commercial buildings in Christchurch,” Hill says. “We expect to field some of these questions at our speaker series, and hope we’ll be able to give people the answers they need.”

Each of the evenings in the ‘How are you going to build?’ series will involve several Christchurch architects with experience across the residential and commercial sectors. They will talk about their projects and discuss any design issues the audience might raise.

The talks will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 11, 18 and 25 September, and 2 October, at the DL Lecture Theatre, CPIT, Madras Street.

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