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 provides Wellington with a significant new public space that bridges over SH1. The park is designed to accommodate various events, at various scales.

The landscape architectural and architectural design team from competition to completion for Pukeahu National War Memorial Park has been led by Megan Wraight and John Hardwick-Smith of Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture (WALA). WALA is a joint venture company between Athfield Architects and Wraight and Associates. The Design Team also included Nicole Thompson; Jeremy Perrot; Phil Mark; Matt Pepper; Nick Griffin; Felix Smith; Andre Bishop; John McIntyre and Jess Ferris.

WALA would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who has been involved in the delivery of the project.

For more on the creation of Pukeahu War Memorial Park see: bsidestories.org