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CONTEXT

COURSE
THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
ADVISORS
2nd Semester 2012 Design 6
School of Architecture and Planning
Camia Young & Jordon Saunders
FUTURE CHRISTCHURCH V2
DESIGN CONCEPT
DESIGN INVESTIGATION
RESEARCH
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Christchurch has lost an estimated 6,000 houses due
to the 2010-2011 earthquakes. With projections of
36,000 workers expected to move to the city for the
rebuild, there is a very real and urgent housing crisis.
Cambridge Terrace is located along the Avon River
and is still, two years after the earthquakes, within
the CBD closed cordon. Many buildings have been
demolished while others fate is pending. With a vast
area of the neighbourhood having to be rebuilt, this
site was selected for the potential to revitalise the riv-
erside.
The proposal is for a multi-unit residential complex
with a focus on connecting the river with the neigh-
bourhood. This evolved from investigations on water
supply and treatment methods and led on to experi-
mentations with porosity and fow. These studies were
carried out through sponge absorption testings and
informed the building concept and inspired the overall
design form to be canyon-like volumes. The buildings
are lifted 24metres above ground to share the same
maximum height of the neighbouring buildings.
The design intends to integrate public life of the street
with private spaces and examine the relationship be-
tween these different programmes. In order to do
this the arrangement of the buildings is focused on
enhancing connections between public and private.
The idea of porosity was also incorporated into the
meeting ground between these spaces with perme-
able surfaces that allow light, noise and smells to flter
through.
In response to the urgency for single to small house-
hold dwellings, the target market is focused on young
single households, couples without children, and the
working population in the trade area.
HYDROCITY
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AVON APARTMENTS
Sophia Kim
Water Treatment Methods
Facultative
Aerated
Free water surface
Subsurface ow
Aquaculture
Water Hyacinths
Duckweed
Intermittent
Recirculating
Aquatic
HCR
Sediment ltration
Slow Sand ltration
Fast Sand ltration
Flocculation
Water Treatment Methods
Land Treatment
Slow-rate
Overland ow
Rapid inltration
Subsurface inltration
Constructed wetlands
Water Treatment Methods
Oxidation ditch
Extended aeration
Sequencing
batch reactor
Trickling lter- SCP
Mechanical
Activated
carbon ltration
Settling
Microltration
Ultraltration
Nanoltration
Distillation
Reverse
Osmosis
Ion exchange
resins Acid
neutralisation
Water softener
Boiling
Ozonization
Work + Live Studio Private
High Density
Residential Studios Live
Retail
Convention/ Events Centre
Semi Public
Medium Density
Inviting
Flexible
Convention/ Events Centre
Public
Low Density
Open
Inviting
Public Plaza
Convention/Events Centre
Retail
Car parking
SECTION AA
MATERIALS
CONTEXTUAL RELATIONSHIPS
(E) Sunrise
Morning Warming
(N) Noon
Main living/
Occupation
(W) Sun Set
Afternoon
overheating
(S) No
Sun Zone
Invite Flow of Pedestrians
Optimize Views and
Create a Link to
Avon River
Iconic Corner- Visible
at Intersection.
High Density
Tight Knit
Private Space
Less Flow
More Concentrated
programme
Medium Density
Not so Tight Knit
Allows Mingling while
still allowing Privacy
Low Density
Not tight Knit
Invites Integration
Bigger Public Spaces
Level 1 0
Level 2 3000
Level 3 6000
Level 4 9000
Level 5 1200
Level 6 15000
Level 7 18000
Level 8 21000
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CONVENTION SPACE EXHIBITION SPACE
CONVENTION
SPACE
RETAIL
GREEN
SPACE
GREEN
SPACE RETAIL
BICYCLE
PARKING CAR PARKING GREEN
SPACE GREEN SPACE
Convention / Exhibition space
720 m2
Retail
860 m2
Green Space
640 m2
Live
8600m2
Central Core
650 m2
Bicycle Parking
110 m2
Car Parking
560 m2
75 Apartments
-Studio
-1 Bedroom
-2 Bedroom
Each ranging from 49- 80m2
View across the Avon River along Cambrige Terrace
HYDROCITY daniel yang sophia kim natalee tan
Waler 70 nk 30 Waler 90 nk !0
Waler 50 nk 50
Cverlaynq ol lhe absorplon leslnqs wrappnq paper. sponqe. waler. black nk
Formal Investigation: Absorption
Red-zoned area of Cambrige Tce as of September 2012 Red-zoned area of Cambrige Tce as of September 2012, with
view of the Band Rotunda
Onsite investigation on the current condition of Cam-
bridge Terrace and CBD area.
SECOND FLOOR FOYER
Water 10% Ink 90%
Water 30% Ink 70%
ABSORPTION TESTING 1
felt, syringe, water, black ink
MASSING STUDIES
CHRISTCHURCH WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
POST EARTHQUAKE WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE
Source: SCIPT
POST EARTHQUAKE WATER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE
Source: SCIPT
Water 70% Ink 30%
Water 90% Ink 10% Water 50% Ink 50%
Water 30% Ink 70% Water 70% Ink 30% Water 90% Ink 10% Water 50% Ink 50%
ABSORPTION TESTING 2
wrapping paper, sponge, water, black ink
ABSORPTION TESTING 3
wrapping paper, paper towel, sponge, water, black ink
Water 30% Ink 70% Water 70% Ink 30% Water 90% Ink 10% Water 50% Ink 50%
voronoi
positive space
multiplied
With a sample of testing 2, the approach of
exploration into linearity then manipulation
into three dimentional form is derived
REINTERPRETATING THE SIZES OF THE HOLES IN THE TESTINGS
AS HEIGHTS INTO THREE DIMENTIONAL FORM
masking into 2d
number of sample points: 10x10 number of sample points: 20x 20 number of sample points: 50x50
INVESTIGATION OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO PROCESS WATER
voronoi + Heightfeld Voronoi + Heightfeld + Flow along surface
PROGRAM BAR PROGRAM VS DENSITY BUILDING FOOTPRINT INVESTIGATION
SECTIONAL PROGRAM ORGANISATION DIAGRAM THE DESIGN AIMS TO GIVE DWELLERS THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING INSIDE A CANYON
View of Antelop Canyon
PROPOSAL
Cambridge Tce and Oxford Tce is accessible to pedestrians only
bus stops are reallocated to the west and east end of the market.
Vehicular route
Public transportation route
Pedestrian route
Bus stop
Cambridge tce
Oxford tce
Kilmore tce
Armagh St
Manchester St
KEY
Cambridge Tce and Oxford Tce is accessible to cars ,public
transportation and pedestrians.
PRE-EARTHQUAKE CCDU PLAN
Cambridge tce
Oxford tce
Kilmore tce
Armagh St
Colombo St
Manchester St
Cambridge tce
Oxford tce
Kilmore tce
Armagh St
Colombo St
Manchester St
Cambridge Tce and Oxford Tce is accessible to public
transportation and pedestrians.
Cambridge tce
Oxford tce
Kilmore tce
Armagh St
Colombo St
Manchester St
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2 1 3
KEY
Residential (Sophia) Market (Natalee) Hybrid (Daniel)
CONTEXTUAL RELATIONSHIPS
Steel Sheet
Fiberglass Double Glazing
Laminated Timber
Smooth Concrete Steel I Beam
SOUTH ELEVATION
HYDROCITY daniel yang sophia kim natalee tan
Waler 70 nk 30 Waler 90 nk !0
Waler 50 nk 50
Cverlaynq ol lhe absorplon leslnqs wrappnq paper. sponqe. waler. black nk
Formal Investigation: Absorption
HYDROCITY daniel yang sophia kim natalee tan
Waler 70 nk 30 Waler 90 nk !0
Waler 50 nk 50
Cverlaynq ol lhe absorplon leslnqs wrappnq paper. sponqe. waler. black nk
Formal Investigation: Absorption
INTERIOR PERSPECTIVE
CIRCULATION DIAGRAM
Everyone/ Public
Residents
Goods
Vehicles
Employees/ Staff
Vertical Circulation Cores
GROUND FLOOR
FIRST FLOOR
SECOND FLOOR
0 5m 10m
N
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
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4.
4.
1. Reception/ Information Centre
2. Convention/ Exhibition Space
5. Meeting Area
3. Events/ Seminar/ Gallery Space
2. Cafe/ Restauraunt
4. Core - Services, Circulation, Restroom
1. Studio Apartment
3. Two Bedroom Apartment
2. One Bedroom Apartment
4. Foyer/ Meeting Area
1. Reception/ Information Centre
3. Core - Services, Circulation, Restroom
4. Meeting Area
0 5m 10m
N
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
A
A
1. Reception/ Information Centre
2. Convention/ Exhibition Space
5. Meeting Area
3. Events/ Seminar/ Gallery Space
2. Cafe/ Restauraunt
4. Core - Services, Circulation, Restroom
1. Studio Apartment
3. Two Bedroom Apartment
2. One Bedroom Apartment
4. Foyer/ Meeting Area
1. Reception/ Information Centre
3. Core - Services, Circulation, Restroom
4. Meeting Area
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3
4
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1
1
2
2
2
2
2
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3
3 3
3 3
1
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4
4
A
A
0 5m 10m
N
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
1. Reception/ Information Centre
2. Convention/ Exhibition Space
5. Meeting Area
3. Events/ Seminar/ Gallery Space
2. Cafe/ Restauraunt
4. Core - Services, Circulation, Restroom
1. Studio Apartment
3. Two Bedroom Apartment
2. One Bedroom Apartment
4. Foyer/ Meeting Area
1. Reception/ Information Centre
3. Core - Services, Circulation, Restroom
4. Meeting Area
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2
3
4
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4
4
3 3
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