Success at the 2017 NZILA Awards

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    Amanda Kissling

    The Resene NZILA Pride of Place Landscape Awards were held last night in Wellington and we’d like to congratulate three of our project teams for picking up Excellence awards in their respective categories!

    The awards, held every three years, celebrate innovation and excellence in Landscape design across New Zealand – here’s what the judges had to say about our projects.

    VXV Plaza – NZILA Award of Excellence - Commercial

    "The client’s sustainable values are clearly expressed in the final design. The project goes beyond simple aesthetics with its use of sustainably sourced timber and innovative approach to stormwater treatment in a highly contaminated environment. For this the project is to be commended."

    Harewood Underpass – NZILA Award of Excellence - Infrastructure

    "Feeling more like an art installation in a world usually associated with blank concrete, it provides light and colour in a situation usually associated with dimness and grey. Well used by both pedestrians and cyclists, the design team delivered a successful design outcome."

    Ōtāhuhu Station – NZILA Award of Excellence - Te Karanga o te Tui

    "The design team expertly weaved together multiple cultural and historic narratives, all whilst navigating a raft of complicated technical planning issues required for this complex site. The offset diagonal in the landscape planning is a cleverly effective intervention; it sets up distance – and from there – the ability to provide this heroic and celebratory response to travel."

    A big congratulations must also go to Claudia Boyo, Victoria University student and intern in our Auckland studio, who received an NZILA Award of Excellence in the student category.

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