PETERBOROUGH MIX IT UP COMPETITION
A collaboration of Nelson Architects, Ken Robinson, and Richard Sellars and Lyn Russell of Continuum Architecture Ltd, have won three special awards for their concept new ideas in the "Mix It Up Design Competition" for the Peterborough Village community in Christchurch.
This local architects' collaboration was awarded most Provocative Concept, for a model of mixed use spaces, inhabitant driven, with flexible and interchangeable functions, dependent on changing requirements; and the Structural Innovation Award featuring adjustable connections to the ground with stiff timber modules above, with services and structure easily accessible and repairable.
This was complemented with a Highly Commended Award for Prefabrication, for the linear stackable kit of parts construction method.
Overall the concept offers a pattern for inclusive development giving freedom to innovate and connect.