HERITAGE + URBANISM : THE CENOTAPH PRECINCT UPGRADE

  Just a quick one to point to our recent work for the Cenotaph Precinct Upgrade. A project we worked closely with Wellington City Council’s Urban Design unit and Artist Joe Sheehan. After more than a year of use by

HERITAGE + URBANISM : THE CENOTAPH PRECINCT UPGRADE

  Just a quick one to point to our recent work for the Cenotaph Precinct Upgrade. A project we worked closely with Wellington City Council’s Urban Design unit and Artist Joe Sheehan. After more than a year of use by

LANDEZINE PROFILES PUKEAHU NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL PARK AND WAITANGI PARK

We are excited to announce that Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Waitangi Park have been profiled on Landezine, an internationally renowned landscape architecture website. This is a great showcase for Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture and the New Zealand

LANDEZINE PROFILES PUKEAHU NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL PARK AND WAITANGI PARK

We are excited to announce that Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Waitangi Park have been profiled on Landezine, an internationally renowned landscape architecture website. This is a great showcase for Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture and the New Zealand

A WINNING YEAR: FERRYBANK, HAMILTON

  It’s been a good year for Wā and WALA (Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture) alike, with several awards and competition wins under our belt already. Another of these wins we would like to share is the Ferrybank development, Hamilton’s

A WINNING YEAR: FERRYBANK, HAMILTON

  It’s been a good year for Wā and WALA (Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture) alike, with several awards and competition wins under our belt already. Another of these wins we would like to share is the Ferrybank development, Hamilton’s

BIG WIN FOR THE AUCKLAND DOMAIN

We are thrilled to announce that our entry to the Auckland Domain Memorial competition won! Te Takuahi – The Hearth, a collaboration between Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture and artist Ross Hemera, was one of five concepts submitted in the

BIG WIN FOR THE AUCKLAND DOMAIN

We are thrilled to announce that our entry to the Auckland Domain Memorial competition won! Te Takuahi – The Hearth, a collaboration between Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture and artist Ross Hemera, was one of five concepts submitted in the

NIMIS

My favorite playground is a hidden kingdom on the Western Swedish coast. Built within the natural reserve of Kullarberg, Nimis was created in 1996 by the artist Lars Vilks. The wooden sculptures are situated in a remote area of the

NIMIS

My favorite playground is a hidden kingdom on the Western Swedish coast. Built within the natural reserve of Kullarberg, Nimis was created in 1996 by the artist Lars Vilks. The wooden sculptures are situated in a remote area of the

AWARD SUCCESS!

  In perhaps a poetic turn of events, our last blog post (sorry it’s been a while!) focused on the opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park; this succeeding post celebrates its success. Since Pukeahu National War Memorial Park’s opening

AWARD SUCCESS!

  In perhaps a poetic turn of events, our last blog post (sorry it’s been a while!) focused on the opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park; this succeeding post celebrates its success. Since Pukeahu National War Memorial Park’s opening

PUKEAHU WAR MEMORIAL PARK OPENING

On the 18th April, Wellington’s Pukeahu War Memorial Park was officially opened in time for the 2015 ANZAC day commemorations. On the 25th April, over 40,000 people attended the dawn service, which marked 100 years since the Battle of Gallipoli.

PUKEAHU WAR MEMORIAL PARK OPENING

On the 18th April, Wellington’s Pukeahu War Memorial Park was officially opened in time for the 2015 ANZAC day commemorations. On the 25th April, over 40,000 people attended the dawn service, which marked 100 years since the Battle of Gallipoli.

URBAN RECYCLING, SWEDISH STYLE

I had the chance to travel around Sweden last July, and came across the city of Norrkoping. Situated on the eastern part of Sweden, about 150 km south of Stockholm, Norrkoping was established on the Motala river banks. The city

URBAN RECYCLING, SWEDISH STYLE

I had the chance to travel around Sweden last July, and came across the city of Norrkoping. Situated on the eastern part of Sweden, about 150 km south of Stockholm, Norrkoping was established on the Motala river banks. The city

RIVERBED

Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed exhibition at Louisiana museum in Helsingor, Denmark is a fantastic spatial experience. The icelandic artist based his work on the site specifics of the museum and the close relation between the building and the landscape. The exhibition

RIVERBED

Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed exhibition at Louisiana museum in Helsingor, Denmark is a fantastic spatial experience. The icelandic artist based his work on the site specifics of the museum and the close relation between the building and the landscape. The exhibition

ROSA BARBA WINNER!

Auckland’s North Wharf, Jellicoe Street and Silo Park received the Rosa Barba Landscape Prize at the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture, the first time the awards went global. The project was up against some pretty outstanding competition – pictured

ROSA BARBA WINNER!

Auckland’s North Wharf, Jellicoe Street and Silo Park received the Rosa Barba Landscape Prize at the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture, the first time the awards went global. The project was up against some pretty outstanding competition – pictured

TIDELINES EXHIBITION

Waterfront Auckland and Boosted are working together to present a series of temporary installations at a range of ‘unmined areas’ on the Auckland Waterfront. The programme, entitled ‘Tidelines’, will take place in the Wynyard Quarter during the summer of 2015, and

TIDELINES EXHIBITION

Waterfront Auckland and Boosted are working together to present a series of temporary installations at a range of ‘unmined areas’ on the Auckland Waterfront. The programme, entitled ‘Tidelines’, will take place in the Wynyard Quarter during the summer of 2015, and

PARK AM GLEISDREIECK …REVISITED

I was back in Berlin in April and revisited a favourite urban park, ‘Park Am Gleisdreieck’, and its second completed stage. See our post about the first. The newly completed section of park continues the simple, structured language of the

PARK AM GLEISDREIECK …REVISITED

I was back in Berlin in April and revisited a favourite urban park, ‘Park Am Gleisdreieck’, and its second completed stage. See our post about the first. The newly completed section of park continues the simple, structured language of the

EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Wraight + Associates are excited to announce that Auckland’s North Wharf, Jellicoe Street and Silo Park public open space project is a finalist for the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture ‘Rosa Barba Award’. Perry Lethlean, director at TCL, is

EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Wraight + Associates are excited to announce that Auckland’s North Wharf, Jellicoe Street and Silo Park public open space project is a finalist for the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture ‘Rosa Barba Award’. Perry Lethlean, director at TCL, is

KOWLOON WALLED CITY

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had an excellent Christmas break. Something that recently re-caught my interest, and a world away from beaches and barbeques, is the Kowloon Walled City (KWC). For those that haven’t encountered it, KWC was,

KOWLOON WALLED CITY

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had an excellent Christmas break. Something that recently re-caught my interest, and a world away from beaches and barbeques, is the Kowloon Walled City (KWC). For those that haven’t encountered it, KWC was,

CCP: CAUSEWAY OPENS

Oops, here’s one we forgot to post last year… The first new section of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway was officially opened in November 2013. The 4m wide pathway was included in rebuild works to the McCormacks Bay Causeway. A series

CCP: CAUSEWAY OPENS

Oops, here’s one we forgot to post last year… The first new section of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway was officially opened in November 2013. The 4m wide pathway was included in rebuild works to the McCormacks Bay Causeway. A series

2013 LAUREATE AWARD

WA founding principal Megan Wraight was recently honoured with a Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation. The Laureate awards are presented to five people annually and recognise excellence across a range of art forms, with a focus on outstanding potential.

2013 LAUREATE AWARD

WA founding principal Megan Wraight was recently honoured with a Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation. The Laureate awards are presented to five people annually and recognise excellence across a range of art forms, with a focus on outstanding potential.

TWEETED

Canadian uber-urbanist Brent Toderian has been in Auckland speaking at various events and generally noodling around the city. He’s a prolific tweeter and his recent history is full of informed observations about the state of the super city. This one

TWEETED

Canadian uber-urbanist Brent Toderian has been in Auckland speaking at various events and generally noodling around the city. He’s a prolific tweeter and his recent history is full of informed observations about the state of the super city. This one

CONGESTION FREE AUCKLAND

We generally try to avoid straight re-posts / links, but this one’s really worth a look. The tireless folk from Auckland Transport Blog have recently put together a great vision for how public transport could evolve in Auckland. The map

CONGESTION FREE AUCKLAND

We generally try to avoid straight re-posts / links, but this one’s really worth a look. The tireless folk from Auckland Transport Blog have recently put together a great vision for how public transport could evolve in Auckland. The map

BIKE SHARE MAP

This is a pretty awesome bit of mapping / data visualisation. The bike share map globally locates and depicts the scale of the various bike share schemes across the world. It allows you to zoom in and investigate the location

BIKE SHARE MAP

This is a pretty awesome bit of mapping / data visualisation. The bike share map globally locates and depicts the scale of the various bike share schemes across the world. It allows you to zoom in and investigate the location

SPLASH!

Wellington’s Jump Structure recently won a Wellington Civic Trust Award for innovative public space! The Trust’s award citation congratulated “the design team and Wellington Waterfront for their vision and courage in bucking the ‘cotton wool culture’. By celebrating informal activity

SPLASH!

Wellington’s Jump Structure recently won a Wellington Civic Trust Award for innovative public space! The Trust’s award citation congratulated “the design team and Wellington Waterfront for their vision and courage in bucking the ‘cotton wool culture’. By celebrating informal activity

NIGHTLIGHT

I recently came across this fascinating night-time aerial image of Berlin. It reveals the former east-west division through the distribution of different lighting systems that were proliferated during the wall years. The essential distinction is that between sodium lights –

NIGHTLIGHT

I recently came across this fascinating night-time aerial image of Berlin. It reveals the former east-west division through the distribution of different lighting systems that were proliferated during the wall years. The essential distinction is that between sodium lights –

NEW CITY SPACES

About a month ago, ‘New City Spaces’ was launched (not to be confused with its 2003 namesake). The compact book features 17 new public spaces across central Auckland completed over the last three years or so. A great range of

NEW CITY SPACES

About a month ago, ‘New City Spaces’ was launched (not to be confused with its 2003 namesake). The compact book features 17 new public spaces across central Auckland completed over the last three years or so. A great range of

GEOGUESSER

Geoguesser is a simple web game that tests, amongst other things, your knowledge of the world’s landscapes. The player is dropped on a random road within google’s street view and is tasked with identifying where in the world they are.

GEOGUESSER

Geoguesser is a simple web game that tests, amongst other things, your knowledge of the world’s landscapes. The player is dropped on a random road within google’s street view and is tasked with identifying where in the world they are.

CCP UPDATE

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway concept design study has been approved by council and has since undergone further public consultation and a submissions process. Efforts are currently being made to ensure the maximum possible degree of integration with impending rebuild works,

CCP UPDATE

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway concept design study has been approved by council and has since undergone further public consultation and a submissions process. Efforts are currently being made to ensure the maximum possible degree of integration with impending rebuild works,