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

WAF 2012

North Wharf Promenade, Silo Park and Jellicoe St have been shortlisted for a WAF award! The projects collectively form the initial phase of works at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter and were completed in late 2011 by Wraight and Associates in collaboration

WAF 2012

North Wharf Promenade, Silo Park and Jellicoe St have been shortlisted for a WAF award! The projects collectively form the initial phase of works at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter and were completed in late 2011 by Wraight and Associates in collaboration

HERETAUNGA GALLERY

WA, in collaboration with Athfield Architects, were runners up in the Hastings Civic Square design competition. The scheme interpreted the site’s alluvial context and addressed its varied cultural histories, from the settlement of Iwi to the horticultural landscapes of Europeans

HERETAUNGA GALLERY

WA, in collaboration with Athfield Architects, were runners up in the Hastings Civic Square design competition. The scheme interpreted the site’s alluvial context and addressed its varied cultural histories, from the settlement of Iwi to the horticultural landscapes of Europeans

SEA ORGAN

This might be my favourite landscape architecture project. On the seaside promenade in Zadar, Croatia, a simple set of seating steps descend unremarkably into the water. Beneath the steps, however, is concealed some inspired design and engineering. Here a series

SEA ORGAN

This might be my favourite landscape architecture project. On the seaside promenade in Zadar, Croatia, a simple set of seating steps descend unremarkably into the water. Beneath the steps, however, is concealed some inspired design and engineering. Here a series

WATER FRONTING

Wraight and Associates were recently invited to share their thoughts and expertise on waterfront design by CityGreen, a biennial publication that focuses on sustainable city development, published by Singapore’s Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology. The article ‘Water Fronting: Principles

WATER FRONTING

Wraight and Associates were recently invited to share their thoughts and expertise on waterfront design by CityGreen, a biennial publication that focuses on sustainable city development, published by Singapore’s Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology. The article ‘Water Fronting: Principles

PARK AM GLEISDREIECK

Berlin is poor, cool and dirty. Despite its momentous debt however, landscapes are still being built. These are often overtly iconic-civic places, as part of the capital’s ongoing symbolic nation-building (and apologising) exercise, but also spaces built because the state

PARK AM GLEISDREIECK

Berlin is poor, cool and dirty. Despite its momentous debt however, landscapes are still being built. These are often overtly iconic-civic places, as part of the capital’s ongoing symbolic nation-building (and apologising) exercise, but also spaces built because the state

PINK AND WHITE

Whilst our focus remains on all things terrain, we do enjoy a wee forage in other realms for inspiration, recalibration and entertainment purposes. We’re super keen on NZ, home grown art, more specifically drawings, paintings and sculpture, as produced by

PINK AND WHITE

Whilst our focus remains on all things terrain, we do enjoy a wee forage in other realms for inspiration, recalibration and entertainment purposes. We’re super keen on NZ, home grown art, more specifically drawings, paintings and sculpture, as produced by

OUT OF THE DUSK

Out of the Dusk is artist, Joanna Langford’s, delicate addition to Wellington’s harbour waterfront. Rising from the hefty stone plinth bases gracing the northern edge the Te Papa – Circa Theatre plaza, this series of glass encased tremulous Kafkaesque industrial

OUT OF THE DUSK

Out of the Dusk is artist, Joanna Langford’s, delicate addition to Wellington’s harbour waterfront. Rising from the hefty stone plinth bases gracing the northern edge the Te Papa – Circa Theatre plaza, this series of glass encased tremulous Kafkaesque industrial

CHRISTCHURCH COASTAL PATHWAY

On February 1, 2012 WA directors Megan Wraight and Martin Bryant presented a talk, ‘Coastal Pathways’, to: Christchurch Concillors; Christchurch Council Officers; and Local Christchurch community members. Invited to Christchurch by the grassroots movement, the Coastal Pathway Group (CPG), Megan

CHRISTCHURCH COASTAL PATHWAY

On February 1, 2012 WA directors Megan Wraight and Martin Bryant presented a talk, ‘Coastal Pathways’, to: Christchurch Concillors; Christchurch Council Officers; and Local Christchurch community members. Invited to Christchurch by the grassroots movement, the Coastal Pathway Group (CPG), Megan