REPAIR RUBBLE (REPAIRABLE)
Festival of Transitional Architecture, Christchurch, New Zealand
Worcester bridge, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Repair Rubble (Repairable) project is the prelude to our studio’s urban installation on Worcester Bridge, Christchurch as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) festival held on October 2013. The brief is to design a performative space on site that directly responded to the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and its subsequent rebuild. The brief requires a reactivation of the urban spaces in Christchurch.
My response to the brief evolved through three stages:
Bridge as stage
River as stage
City as stage
The result is an ‘incomplete architecture’. Where the performative aspect required participants to rebuild the bridge. A performance, or game, where the collection of rubble pieces scattered around the city is brought onto the site to aid participants in crossing the bridge. Play as performance.