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A Mission in the City

Photo: David St George

New Zealand - Biennale Architettura 2016

New Zealand - Biennale Architettura 2016

A Mission in the City (wooden model, centre), surrounded by a number of smaller models of residential housing models.

A Mission in the City is the winner of a visionary design competition. It is intended to provide accommodation for homeless people and single- parent families, as well as detox facilities, workshops, a library, health and recreation services, and a new public square. The architects are best known for their award-winning, highly crafted single-family houses. Here, they have worked in collaboration with a city church and a social service charity to apply this same sensibility to a social programme. The result is a refuge for those normally relegated to the margins of urban life. (text: Charles Walker, Future Islands catalogue)

Practice:
Stevens Lawson Architects

Project team:
Nicholas Stevens, Gary Lawson, Stephen Martin, Belinda Millard and Angela Makgill (Stevens Lawson Architects) with Rewi Thompson, Holmes Consulting Group
and eCubed Building Workshop

Status:
Unbuilt

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  • Title: A Mission in the City
  • Creator: Photo: David St George

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