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,

NZILA AWARDS 2013

Long time no post! Oh well, no time like the present… NZILA Awards! These happened and Wraight + Associates were very excited to receive 5 honours: W+A received two Excellence Awards in the Urban Design category. The first, with design

NZILA AWARDS 2013

Long time no post! Oh well, no time like the present… NZILA Awards! These happened and Wraight + Associates were very excited to receive 5 honours: W+A received two Excellence Awards in the Urban Design category. The first, with design

WYNYARD FROM ABOVE

The Wynyard Quarter recently won the ‘Urbis Best Public Space of 2012’! Which is great… and you can now check out these celebrated spaces from the unlikely perspective of a high-flying gull, thanks to Google maps hosting some pretty fresh

WYNYARD FROM ABOVE

The Wynyard Quarter recently won the ‘Urbis Best Public Space of 2012’! Which is great… and you can now check out these celebrated spaces from the unlikely perspective of a high-flying gull, thanks to Google maps hosting some pretty fresh

JUMP!

A new dive platform was installed late last year at the Wellington Waterfront and is already a huge success! At an opening attended by none other than Prince Charles (on his birthday!) a brave few christened the structure with some

JUMP!

A new dive platform was installed late last year at the Wellington Waterfront and is already a huge success! At an opening attended by none other than Prince Charles (on his birthday!) a brave few christened the structure with some

POST-INDUSTRIAL PUBLIC [TOPOS 81]

In the latest issue of Topos (#81 – Water Landscapes) is an article by SunAnne Ware, professor at RMIT. ‘Post-Industrial Public’ offers some very insightful critique on the recently completed Wynyard projects, specifically North Wharf Promenade, Jellicoe Street and Silo

POST-INDUSTRIAL PUBLIC [TOPOS 81]

In the latest issue of Topos (#81 – Water Landscapes) is an article by SunAnne Ware, professor at RMIT. ‘Post-Industrial Public’ offers some very insightful critique on the recently completed Wynyard projects, specifically North Wharf Promenade, Jellicoe Street and Silo

HAMPI

Hope everyone’s had a good Christmas and summer break and has returned refreshed for 2013. A couple of years ago I was having a different sort of Christmas break travelling in India. While there I visited Hampi, a history-laden town

HAMPI

Hope everyone’s had a good Christmas and summer break and has returned refreshed for 2013. A couple of years ago I was having a different sort of Christmas break travelling in India. While there I visited Hampi, a history-laden town

WIN-YARD!

Awful puns aside, it’s been an outstanding month for the Wynyard Quarter. North Wharf, Jellicoe Street and Silo Park received top honours at the Excellence on the Waterfront Awards in Washington DC and, shortly after, the projects were presented by

WIN-YARD!

Awful puns aside, it’s been an outstanding month for the Wynyard Quarter. North Wharf, Jellicoe Street and Silo Park received top honours at the Excellence on the Waterfront Awards in Washington DC and, shortly after, the projects were presented by

MONA

I love art galleries. They are places where you have an immediate and quite random reaction to a piece of art and no matter the rationale or contradictory nature of your reaction, you can never be wrong. It was therefore

MONA

I love art galleries. They are places where you have an immediate and quite random reaction to a piece of art and no matter the rationale or contradictory nature of your reaction, you can never be wrong. It was therefore

NORTH WHARF ON LANDEZINE.COM

North Wharf, Jellicoe St and Silo Park are featured on landezine.com! This makes them the first projects from New Zealand to be featured on the website, which we consider a pretty exceptional repository of exceptionally pretty projects from around the

NORTH WHARF ON LANDEZINE.COM

North Wharf, Jellicoe St and Silo Park are featured on landezine.com! This makes them the first projects from New Zealand to be featured on the website, which we consider a pretty exceptional repository of exceptionally pretty projects from around the

CCP UNDERWAY

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway is underway! Christchurch City Council confirmed funding for the feasibility and concept masterplan stage and are partnering with the community-organisation, Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group, who’ve been driving the initiative. The project promises to be a great

CCP UNDERWAY

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway is underway! Christchurch City Council confirmed funding for the feasibility and concept masterplan stage and are partnering with the community-organisation, Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group, who’ve been driving the initiative. The project promises to be a great

UoA + THE PLAN

Megan Wraight recently spoke at The University of Adelaide’s Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design 2012 speaker series. Megan discussed Wraight and Associates’ approach to, and experience in, waterfront design, which she elaborated on via several recently completed projects. The

UoA + THE PLAN

Megan Wraight recently spoke at The University of Adelaide’s Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design 2012 speaker series. Megan discussed Wraight and Associates’ approach to, and experience in, waterfront design, which she elaborated on via several recently completed projects. The

RESENE TOTAL COLOUR AWARD 2012

Jellicoe Street, North Wharf and Silo Park won the Resene Total Colour 2012 Landscape Award! The Wraight and Associates and Taylor Cullity Lethlean scheme was commended for: “A beautifully rich colour palette, it is selectively used to create areas of

RESENE TOTAL COLOUR AWARD 2012

Jellicoe Street, North Wharf and Silo Park won the Resene Total Colour 2012 Landscape Award! The Wraight and Associates and Taylor Cullity Lethlean scheme was commended for: “A beautifully rich colour palette, it is selectively used to create areas of