Sydenham 2020 - Industrial Occupation
Budgett, Jeanette; Bogunovich, Dushko
Citation:Budgett, J., and Bogunovich, D. (2014). Sydenham 2020 - Industrial Occupation. In Studio Christchurch: The Polycentric City(Eds.), (pp.pp 76-130).
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2906
East Sydenham, traditionally a working class area on the southern fringe of Christchurch is today an inner city suburb with interesting potential for redevelopment. South of Moorhouse Ave, it reveals a remarkably consistent urban footprint of industrial factories, warehouses and commercial premises. Outside the mooted Green Frame and the CBD (Central Business District) of Christchurch’s Blueprint, East Sydenham might easily fall outside the purview of the city planners. Such areas display pragmatic commercial forces at work - a condition that seems to occur largely without architects.