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Cutting-edge seismic technology secures competition win for new urban village in Christchurch

A multi-national team comprised of Holloway Builders from New Zealand and Anselmi Attiani Architettura and Cresco from Italy has been revealed as the winner of a competition to design a new urban village in central Christchurch, New Zealand. The Holloway Team were commended for their ‘structurally innovative’ and ‘well-designed’ proposal which beat out competition from 57 other submissions from 15 countries. The competition was posted by WAN’s Business Information Service; the tender can be viewed here.

The project forms part of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan and comprises 72 timber-clad residences. Blending medium-rise apartment blocks and two- and three-storey houses, the development will be constructed using seismic-resistance techniques such as ARMIDILLO™, making the project earthquake resilient and providing a fast way of re-levelling post-earthquake to enable faster re-occupation.

Christchurch Mayor Elect Lianne Dalziel said: “The winning design is hugely exciting and an example of the innovation and opportunities the Christchurch rebuild is generating. It is also a tribute to the high standard of the finalists that elements of each could be picked up for the Christchurch rebuild. There is a good balance of private and shared amenities that will continue to foster the community life and spirit we hold precious not only in Christchurch but throughout New Zealand, while providing a new kind of urban living.”

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