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Te Ara I Whiti - Light Path

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  • NZILA Category Winner / Infrastructure — 2017
Photography: Russ Flatt

Te Ara I Whiti, the name itself is one of pure joy, evoking feelings of excitement and romance. The pathway, or journey, is not just physical but also spiritual, forming a bridge from one place to another, bathed in light.

Photography: Russ Flatt

Te Ara I Whiti, the name itself is one of pure joy, evoking feelings of excitement and romance. The pathway, or journey, is not just physical but also spiritual, forming a bridge from one place to another, bathed in light.

The Light Path uses a strict economy of means to transform the city dwellers’ experience of this piece of transport infrastructure. The striking coloured pavement and interactive lighting bring a distinctive and changing character to the reuse of this piece of motorway. This changes the experience of the path for the user and also changes their experience of the city beyond.

The design is bold and confident with all elements well integrated into the singular and simple form of the path. It is the power of this design strategy that elevates a utilitarian pathway to a much more complex space of inhabitation, and creates a distinctive urban landmark for the city.

Name of Entry: Te Ara I Whiti - Light Path

Name of Entrant: LandLAB

Name of Client: Auckland Council (AC), Auckland Transport (AT), NZTA

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