site location river avon Site: victoria square cbd christchurch christchurch red and orange zone christchurch ecological trunk
site analysis market place 1862 victoria square 1910 armagh st oxford tce victoria bridge (under construction market place q.vic statue market square 1888 columbo st market sq. avon river 1865 victoria square 2010 6.3 2011 7.1 2010 6.3 2011 5.4 2011 5.1 2011 4.7 2011 4.1 2011 victoria square post feb 2011 destroyed building shifted ground green......but lacking people/life major earthquakes causing severe damage and resulting in a re-structured city lifeless central city
site in the city context Residential living high-density mixed living / commercial landscape for living pedestrian / cycle movement shared movement (tram / pedestrian / light auto) semi - shared movement (auto / cycle ) landscape of movement areas for high-density commercial space landscapes for market landscapes for habitat significant ecological habitat 'patchwork' habitat dispersed through the city Concentration of stormwater treatment landscape for water
site plan: market square Key A Market Space B Waitaha Lawn C Wetland D Harakeke Bridge E Terraced rain garden and steps F Library Court G Tram and Pedestrian Streets H Music Conservatorium I Town Hall Court J New Crowne Plaza Hotel K Library Extension L New Residential Apartments M Town Hall N Library O Courts A A BC D F G G H I J K L M N O E E
site analysis addressing the river banks existing river profileproposed river profile
landscape details grey wacke river stones surfaces locally sourced durable local natural character recycled heritage materials heritage character recycling the rubble characteristic colour exotic hardwood timber structures sculpture natural and cultural history eucalyptus saligna fast growing hardwood locally grown durable and resilient versatile sculptural representation of an historic eel weir: corten steel poles extrude from the water and fade into square in an abstract form ecology cultural heritage indigenous encourage historic biodiversity back to the river site exists within the trunk of the ecological corridor maintain most heritage trees on site represents canterbury english character and heritage culturally inspired site furniture traditional mokihi (rafts) are constructed of original materials in a subtly modified form to become seating and sculpture for the square shift able and renewable materials some may be more sculptural and exist in an abstracted form or material constructed of natural, locally grown materials by local iwi public display that is sculptural as well as functional reference to local cultural historic river activities mokihi are nested in garden beds of river stone and indigenous vegetation furniture
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