Video: Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

As a collaborative effort involving urban designers, architects, economists, and developers, the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan was assembled as a video to present to the public. Led by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) in , which is part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), the plans for the central city rebuild was released earlier this week as a response to the earthquake sequence in Canterbury which destroyed most of the building stock in the CBD. This distinctive, vibrant, and green 21st century city has been met with overall positive feedback, which demonstrates the importance of shared ideas on rebuilding after natural disasters. On a global scale, all cities ad towns are at risk for natural disasters, and as many of us know, preparation is key to recovery. Like the video above, the power of public opinion can really have a major impact on these types of plans and give us both a feasible and optimistic view of the future.

 

Redcliffs House / MAP Architects

© Lisa Gane

Architects: MAP Architects
Location: Redcliffs, ,
Design Team: Andrew Watson, Mark Bennetts
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Lisa Gane

The Imperial Buildings / Fearon Hay Architects

© Patrick Reynolds

Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: Auckland,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5000.0 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre / Fearon Hay Architects

© Patrick Reynolds

Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 415.0 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Island Retreat / Fearon Hay Architects

© Patrick Reynolds

Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: , Auckland,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 375.0 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Tutukaka House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

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Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Ken Crosson
Project Area: 204 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Birkenhead Point House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

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Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Location: Northshore of ,
Project Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: CCC Architects

Te Wharewaka / architecture +

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Architects: architecture +
Location: Wellington,
Design Team: Stuart Gardyne, Michael Bennett, Chris Hay, Damon Peachey, Erini Kaldelis, Nick Whiting, Kirsty Chamberlain, Todd Allen, Belinda Tuohy, Iain Hibbard, Janie Morris, Craig Thompson, Andrew Camberis
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: sqm
Photographs: Paul McCredie, Grant Sheehan

Kumutoto Toilets / Studio Pacific Architecture

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Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Design Team: Stephen McDougall, Bret Thurston, Guy Marriage, Peter Mitchell
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: SPA

City Gallery / architecture +

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Architects: architecture +
Location: Wellington,
Design Team: Stuart Gardyne, Michael Bennett, Arnie Makan, Damon Peachey, Belinda Tuohy, Nick Whiting, Chloe Phelps, Rachel Logie
Proyect Year: 2009
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

‘Stairway Cinema’ Installation / OH.NO.SUMO

© Simon Devitt & Oh.No.Sumo

Designed by OH.NO.SUMO, the ‘Stairway Cinema’ installation experiments with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. Located at the busy pedestrian intersection of two inner city streets in , , the installation offers a very simple programmatic response to recognize and counter the issue of how a community must be linked not only virtually but also physically. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Great Barrier House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

© Simon Devitt

Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan
Location: Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Project Area: 170 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Lake Hawea Courtyard House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects

© Samuel Hartnett

Architects: Glamuzina Paterson Architects
Location: Lake Hawea, South Island,
Project Team: Aaron Paterson, Dominica Glamuzina
Structural Engineer: Mercury Bay Civil Design Ltd
Contractor: Dunlop Builders
Completion: 2012
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Samuel Hartnett

   

Jellicoe Harbour and Silo Park / Taylor Cullity Lethl​ean, Wraight + Associates

© Jeff Brass

: Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Wraight + Associates
Location: Wynyard Quarter, , New Zealand
Client: Waterfront Auckland
Completion: Aug 2011
Photographs: Simon Devitt Photographer, Jeff Brass

   

House for Five / RTA Studio

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Architects: RTA Studio
Location: Grey Lynn, Auckland,
Area: 280 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Ironbank / RTA Studio

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Architects: RTA Studio
Location: , New Zealand
Architects Team: Richard Naish (Design Director), Tim Melville (Technical Director), Ben Hayes (Studio Director/Project Architect)
Builder: Macrennie Commercial Construction Limited
Completion: 2009
Building Size: 9,600 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Otama Beach House / David Berridge Architect

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Architects: David Berridge Architect
Location: , New Zealand

Client: David Berridge and Cathleen McGuigan
Contractor: D.F. Wight Builders Ltd

Completion: 2012

Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Coburn Residence / Harris Butt Architecture

© Simon Devitt

Architects: Harris Butt Architecture Ltd. – Grant Harris
Location: Jacks Point Golf Course, , New Zealand
Completion: 2009
Building Size: 712 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt