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Hayman Park Playground

Wraight & Associates Ltd

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  • NZILA Award of Excellence Play Spaces — 2024
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The joint venture company Wraight + Associates and Athfield Architects went above and beyond to create an impressive super-play structure destination at Haymans Playground. The team worked alongside Eke Panuku, Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau, and Auckland Council, as well as a notable list of external collaborators including CPTED experts, creatives, artists, arborists, and play and pump track specialists, to provide a robust and well considered playground design.

The spatial layout provides a site sensitive response, which speaks to  connections at a wider scale; being the natural parkland area, future urban and transport links, and the existing environment; including the retention of existing mature trees and park environments. The bright, colourful scheme reflected on ground planes and play elements, provides joyful and lively areas for the enjoyment of children of all ages and abilities. The judges were delighted to see a playground that demonstrates such a positive community adoption.

Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture, Eke Panuku, Auckland Council