||Street / Neighborhood
||Ecologically sustainable co-housing
|Year of beginning
||Christie Walk is composed by 27 houses, where 40 people live
||Christie Walk was bornt, in the context of Urban Ecology Australia, as an independent project, in orfer to concretely realize the “Eco-City” paradygm. Christie Walk is a small demonstration of how the vision of an eco-city can concretely come to life. It is a 2000 square meters area with an average of 200 people for hectar, with shared green space and builr with criteria that grant high environmental performances: use of renewable energies (fotovoltaic panels, water warming with the sun heat, coibentation), use of rainwater and water recycle, organic agricultural production, use of recyclable materials in construction phases.
||Interview to Paul Downtown (Ecopolis Architects director, creator of Christie Walk); website
Image from http://inhabitat.com/christie-walk-is-an-eco-urban-village-in-australia/ - photos © Aussie Kanck and Jane Manifold