A comprehensive urban design and forward master plan for the country town of Amberley, North Canterbury.
Three key urban design issues are addressed: approaching and leaving Amberley, developing a more cohesive and identifiable town centre, and measures to add character and sense of place.
A series of plans address the public realm in a sequence of areas along State Highway 1. The plans promote improved connectivity of facilities for visitors and residents alike, environmentally sensitive design, use of north-facing outdoor spaces, adding shelter and amenity, and using landscape design for a more legible, pedestrian-oriented street edge.
An implementation strategy includes measures to promote North Canterbury's seasonal and tourism calendar, showcasing the town within its regional setting.
nm associates' services: urban design, addressing visitor needs and attractions, spatial planning, working with community, PPT presentations. A multi-disciplinary project.