Breathe – the new urban village Christchurch (New Zealand) # 1st prize




“The design is concerned with encouraging residents’ ability to see themselves as involved in the long term in a proposal for living, a place where the spirit of community and the values inherent in community living prevail “

Winner proposal a global competition to build a new urban village as part of post-earthquake Christchurch’s rebuilt city centre. Main premise was to create a medium-rise urban village (85 timber-clad affordable flats and terraced houses) that encourages residents not only to make it their permanent home but to embrace the idea of forging a cohesive and family-like community.


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