Daily Archives: March 26, 2011

Shipping container art school

### inhabitat.com 5 March 2011
Architecture
APAP Shipping Container Art School
By Diane Pham
We are pleased to announce that one of our favourite architecture firms LOT-EK has just won the New York AIA Chapter Honours Award for their APAP OpenSchool in Korea. The school which was inaugurated in the summer of 2010 is an art school featuring an open-air covered amphitheatre, studios and exhibition space. Positioned over the popular Hawoon Park pedestrian walkway, along the Anyang River, the school is a welcome addition blending boldly with the tranquil surroundings and creating a salient burst of colour set against a backdrop of monotone edifices.

The criteria used by the AIA jury included design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique. There were 433 entries in four categories, including 184 submissions in the architecture category alone. LOT-EK’s design for the Open School focused on activating the open space at the river edge. Set on a site that included an incredible sloping hill and extended water and rock path, the architects were provided an unmatched opportunity to create a beautiful space for visitors, spectators and actors to showcase their curious and artistic endeavors.

Constructed from 8 shipping containers carefully arranged, the program features three different and interconnected areas each evoking a different spatial experience mainly driven by the natural environment.
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Rainwater tanks – do it, don’t wait for Council incentives

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Mar 2011
Water-tank advocate calls for incentives
By Chris Morris
Dunedin woman Lyndall Hancock says rooftop rainwater harvesting should be encouraged by the Dunedin City Council.

Council water and waste services manager John Mackie said the council did not offer incentives, such as rates relief, to promote the use of tanks, and funds from the levy were already allocated to other waste-minimisation projects. He believed it would be difficult to build an economic argument for the council to invest in rainwater tanks in urban areas.

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Dunedin street violence

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Mar 2011
Discussion on violence
By John Lewis
The growing level of street violence in Dunedin has prompted Channel 9 to screen a live panel discussion with some of the city’s leaders on the issue next week.
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