Viva/Jasmax Workshop Summary – October 2012

VIVA/JASMAX WORKSHOP SUMMARY – 30 OCTOBER 2012 at CPIT
(Additions to Viva Workshop July 2012)

On Tuesday 30 October, Viva and Jasmax introduced their combined entry in the “Breathe” New Urban Village competition for Christchurch (http://www.futurechristchurch.co.nz/breathe).

They also hosted a group discussion into what the people of Christchurch might want in such an urban village. The outputs from this are below.

Many thanks to everyone who participated and shared their visions for our city.

Environment
• Edible walls and roofs
• Common use of water – storm water

Building
• Different styles of homes
• Lighting to enhance outdoor spaces
• Vastu Design

Education
• Public notice board during building development
• Learning environment in public space

Sustainability
• Zero energy
• Recycling systems – composting etc
• Close to amenities

Community
• One neighbourhood
• Community connected/integrated to outside
• Boarding house
• Importance of good balance of personal/individual space with public space
• Anchor tenant – such as Health Centre
• Community & public space to include gardens; shared meeting places; chickens etc
• Affordability – Ability for low income to own their own home
• Diversity – mix of social housing; owner occupied and rental
• Meditation space/room
• Consideration of elderly – mixed cost/owner; smaller; orientation; indoor & outdoor; community space
• Children’s space
• Disability access
• Shared land ownership
• Simplify list of wants
• Cultural exchange spaces