A visit by Ngai Tahu property to the US revealed that building costs in New Zealand are around 3 times higher per square metre, with around NZ$500-800 per square metre in the US compared to NZ$1500-2500 per square metre here, especially in Christchurch. Ngai Tahu chief executive Tony Sewell discussed that with Kathryn Ryan and […]
The next Viva! networking meeting will be held at CPIT on Wednesday 4 September 2013. Please see the event page for full details. See you there!
Our last design workshop in May with Tim, Richard and Bernadette from Jasmax was a great success. The designers went away buzzing with ideas from the enthusiastic community involvement in the design process. The result was a much improved idea of the diversity of living and working options that the community is looking for, which […]
Following last week’s first Viva community meeting for potential residents and investors, 3 key action groups were formed to take The Viva Project another step closer to reality. This will inform the design and submission detail of the next stage in the Breathe urban village design competition. The groups are: Legal and Financial Structures – […]
The final presentation in last weeks networking meeting followed on nicely from Robin Allison’s presentation about structures and development options. Jürg Hönger and Jane Quigley gave us an update on the progress with the Breathe Urban Village design competition and then presented a range of development options that they have been researching. Viva and Jasmax are continuing […]