For the third year running, the CPIT Foundation supported architecture students of CPIT to enter the prestigious 2013 Ellerslie International Flower Show.
Held in Christchurch’s Hagley Park, the Ellerslie International Flower Show is New Zealand’s premier garden event, attracting thousands of local and overseas visitors each year.
This year, two groups of four talented CPIT students entered the awards with guidance from CPIT architecture lecturer Megan Lutton.
The two groups entered Ellerslie’s Emerging Designs category. The category, which is for tertiary students only, called for entrants to create a roof top garden for a young, 20 something, single, professional, living in the heart of Christchurch’s central city.
The entries were hugely successful, winning gold and silver for their roof top garden designs.
Students Sam Paterson, Blake McCutcheon, Sarah Rigden and John-Paul McGlion were awarded gold for a modern and low maintenance design titled ‘Framed’.
Meanwhile ‘One Tree Roof’, which took out the silver award, was designed by students Darryl Jacobson, Innes Johnstone, Shannon Neilson and Gertrude Gloria. Their roof top garden design utilised recycled materials and potted succulents in juxtapose with natives and featured four different decks made from reclaimed weatherboards from the red zone.
Entry to Ellerslie was made possible by an $8000 grant from the CPIT Foundation. The grant was used to help turn the student’s designs into a reality by purchasing the plants and materials.
The CPIT Foundation is proud to support the work of students in design and architecture.