Last chance feedback
Feedback on the Frank Kitts Park and Kumutoto schemes closes today, so if you haven't done so, today's your last chance to pop down to the Waterfront Project Information Centre and give your feedback. If you can't make it in person, just add your comments here or to the posts on individual schemes, and I'll print out all the posts and schemes later this afternoon and post the lot in the suggestion box.
To summarise, here are my incredibly oversimplified thoughts on each scheme.
Frank Kitts Park
- Option A: Safe but practical, though the location of the Chinese Garden might be problematic.
- Option B: Nice clean geometry, with a good tight cluster of buildings, but too much bleakly flat lawn.
- Option C: One for the hippies.
- Option D: A good crisp design, but with too much blank lawn and a Chinese Garden that breaks the rules a little too much.
- Option E: Good spatial arrangements, with some bold touches.
- Option A: Some interesting geometry, but the architecture is not compelling enough to make up for its urbanist shortcomings.
- Option B: Bold and inspiring, but wildly impractical for the climate.
- Option C: Cheeky and potentially iconic, but perhaps derivative and definitely a political minefield.
- Option D: Quirkily appealing at Site 8, handsome and urban at Site 9, but unconvincing at Site 10.
- Option E: Some interesting deviations from the brief, but impractical and overscaled.
- Option F: Striking design and inventive spaces at Site 8, pleasant and practical at Site 9, and quietly innovative at Site 10.