South Frame Public Realm_

As part of the CitySense South team LandLAB have provided the creative design leadership for the The South Frame Public Realm. This transformational regeneration project seeks to create 'an authentic, contemporary and distinctively urban precinct in Christchurch which uses creative and innovative ecology, landscape and urbanism to reveal its past, provide a catalyst for its future and seed a new creative community'. 

The South Frame Public Realm consists of 20,000sqm of new public realm distributed over 7 existing former industrial city fringe blocks. The new precinct will support emerging creative, educational and entertainment activities that support the cities renewal.  

The public realm network comprises of three key strategic interventions. These are; 

‘The Greenway’ -  an urban garden which weaves together ecology, site archaeology and social infrastructure into a multi-layered, and episodic ‘journey’ through the site. A new organising and connecting ‘spine’ which enables the environmental, economic and social regeneration of the Precinct

‘The Lanes’ - a new lane-way system which acknowledges the past whilst enabling the future. North-south connections and destinations deliver accessibility, connectivity and fine grained activity

‘The Yards’ - a network of landscape destinations that enable social, cultural and economic vitality. Supported by a site specific strategic activation and place making strategy the Yards are places for connection, engagement and expression revealing the identity and spirit of the Precinct.

Location_ Christchurch, New Zealand
Client_ Otakaro Ltd
Date_ 2015 - Current
Budget_ $25m
Collaborators_ City Sense South (Aecom + Aurecon + JASMAX + LandLAB)