The lodestar, a star that show the way, has been designed within the duality of Lyttelton village in mind. the town in one side and the harbour on the other, two different scales that talk to each other at all hours of the day and night.
The fabric of the building aims to celebrate the duality of its identity. the lower part is empathetic with the context with the use of a combination of recycled bricks reminding the Lyttelton red stone colour. the upper part is a shiny metallic shell to attract reflections from natural and surrounding lights to act as the Lyttelton lodestar.
Alessandro and Baptiste met on the ferry from diamond harbour and Lyttelton six years ago. they worked together at Warren and Mahoney architects for couple of years and have taken now their own paths.
However, their enthusiasm to change the place they live, work and play in made them take part of the competition as a team, working together for a better connected future.