Experts in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design will debate what makes good medium density housing at the upcoming Fast Forward lecture and discussion series starting at the University of Auckland on 16 March and running until 24 May.
Auckland has decided to grow up and in acknowledgment of the Unitary Plan’s increased density and height, this semester’s theme is ‘Doing medium density well’.
As the city looks to increase its medium density living options with terraced housing and apartments, Fast Forward speakers will consider how to do it well and ensure quality.
Hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, the series will range from design to technical solutions, supporting both the public and the profession to procure good medium density design.
Panel and audience discussions questioning how building design can establish a sense of community and whether very small, affordable apartments can be successful, are just some of the topics that will be covered.
Fisheye Lab: Looking at the world through the eye of a fish, presented by Lada Hršak (Amsterdam), International Architect in Residence at the School of Architecture & Planning and principal of Bureau LADA
Architects discuss design for medium density: Architects from Architectus, Cheshire, Jasmax and Warren & Mahoney present their medium density mixed use and residential projects, followed by a panel and audience discussion
A developer’s view: Ockham Residential discuss their work
Medium Density Housing Summit
RTA Studio present on Alexandra Park
The Mayoral Taskforce on Housing
New structural solutions: Cross laminated timber
James Legge (Melbourne), Director, Six Degrees Architects talks about Melbourne medium density and architect as ethical developer
Richard Hunt discusses New structural solutions: Fire and noise.
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information on each event, including times and locations, see here.