Fairfax Harbour Design Ideas Competition, PNG
Auckland Office

Present and future needs of urban housing, due to the high rate of population growth, is putting high pressure on traditional villages and seafront industrial activities. This is threatening the beauty of the natural landscape.

The challenge, URBANIZING IN GLOBAL WORLD, is to keep the "genius loci", the soul of the site, therefore preventing unrecognisable suburbs that could be anywhere else in the world.

Shown here is one of the three ideas submitted, which proposes to make Faixfax Harbour a place where traditional and modern cities, societies, and economies meet. The proposal maximises the existing landscape, cultural and environmental heritage, and requires minimal resource consumption. How to do more with less, and still achieve the urban pacific lifestyle.

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