Project: The SEED
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Status: Runner-up award in Design for Post-Earthquake Resilience of Cities: Multi-disciplinary Design Ideas Competition
Role: Design collaboration with Superlight ApS, Copenhagen
The project SEED is a design proposal for an international design competition organised by the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering held shortly after the major earthquakes in Christchurch in 2011. The competition theme is Design for Post-Earthquake Resilience of Cities : Multi-disciplinary Design Ideas Competition. Our competition proposal site was at Latimer Square, Christchurch.Floating in the wind Hagley Park a whirling seed lands gently on the ground
The seed as a symbol of growth and recovery becomes the design concept. The SEED - a timber grid shell dome is a multi-purpose venue for performance arts, conferences, exhibitions, indoor sports and accommodates an Emergency Response Centre (ERC).
The proposal addresses the following aspects in earthquake resilience:
The SEED is a fluid architecture of beauty, strength and tranquility in the times of turmoil.