A heads up from our member Steph:
Kia ora humanitarians,
As we all know, Auckland is on the precipice of huge change. As New Zealand's largest port and city, the direction of that change will not only impact Aucklanders, but all New Zealanders.
We hope you all had an amazing holiday period and are rearing to go on 2013!
Afh-AKL has recently been approached by one of our contacts with the offer of a donation of a massive number of huge glulam beams. Essentially these beams have come out of another building and are looking for a new home to be put to good use. Donated materials such as these have so much potential to be implemented because they are pretty flexible in terms of their uses.
2012 has gone in like the wind! We can't believe it's already the end of the year and time for summer (and hopefully some relaxation).
You are all invited to come along to our wrap up event in Titirangi on Sunday the 18th November, starting from 3pm. Please see our Chapter Network event for more details - http://auckland.architectureforhumanity.org/events/2948
On the 27th October we shall be contributing to Space Invader’s Auckland Parking Space Project. This is essentially an urban revitalisation initiative similar to Gapfiller projects in Christchurch. The idea is to work with Auckland parking spaces coinciding with Auckland Art Week.
Please make a pledge for the up and coming Songs for Christchurch fundraising album! https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/429
The project has twin goals of raising as much money as possible for the projects in Christchurch, and promoting Christchurch and New Zealand Artists to overseas audiences.
The team at AfH Auckland recently went on a trip to the famous Gibbs Farm as a team-building social event. There was plenty of inspiration at this sculpture farm in the Kaipara Harbour, only an hour out from Auckland. Of course, as well as enjoying the epitome of the NZ hillscape and coastline, there was a lot of discussion about architecture, humanitarian/community issues and our upcoming projects.
We were also joined by some members from the Unitec school of architecture. All in all, a great day out of our studios. Look forward to more of these team events!
Some heartfelt speeches from Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti school have been posted on the AfH Auckland Youtube channel
If the above video is not working, you can also view the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UgsPlEQPo0&feature=g-all-u
We are very pleased to announce the winners of our Open Design Ideas Competition, Campus Unlimited, which was hosted on the Open Architecture Network (Worldchanging). Architecture for Humanity Auckland received many great entries that really shared the spirit of the developments in Christchurch. All of the entries addressed the question:
What would Christchurch look like if education was the centre of its future?