A project for Auckland’s Ferry Basin has won Isthmus the Unbuilt Visionary Category in this year’s Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards.
Judges described the “visionary” project as a deserving winner which was well researched, documented and presented.
They said it “successfully demonstrates how lost human and natural relationships can be re-established and displayed within the context of this strategically important urban edge.”
Set within Auckland City’s prime, albeit heavily modified, urban coastal edge where visitors and locals arrive, depart and congregate, “the Ferry Basin design entry cleverly and innovatively seeks to reclaim, expose and interpret the previously lost coastal intertidal ecologies,” judges said.
In their opinion “the implementation of this visionary entry is achievable and would become a point of interest and focal point on the downtown Auckland waterfront. The use of a series of elevated apertures exposing dynamic intertidal ecologies provides a unique and special experiential connection to the harbour edge, and its natural process and systems.”
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