Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Auckland Council wins supreme duo at landscape awards

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) announced their 2022 award winners last night, with the Auckland Council group – Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku, Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council – taking home two supreme awards, four category winner awards and four excellence awards.

Auckland Council Director of Infrastructure and Environmental Services, Barry Potter attributed the award-winning efforts to a “true partnership” with mana whenua.

“From early on in the projects, our mana whenua partners worked with the design teams to bring their knowledge and understanding of place to every level of design. Their contribution has ensured we are delivering uniquely Tāmaki Makaurau spaces for all to enjoy,” he said.

Te Wānanga (Photo: Isthmus).

Te Wānanga, delivered by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport in partnership with mana whenua, was awarded the George Malcolm Supreme Award, recognising the most outstanding achievement in landscape design. The award was presented to Isthmus Group for the extraordinary new civic space extending over the city centre’s harbour edge. 

Judge Dr Jacky Bowring described the “multi-layered, multi-experiential space” as a “real gift” to the city. “It’s a welcoming site. An educational presence. If you spend time, you’ll learn from being there,” she said.

An Eke Panuku enabled project was awarded the Charlie Challenger Supreme Award recognising the most outstanding achievement in landscape planning. The award was presented to Te Waiohua iwi, Eke Panuku and Resilio Studio for Te Whakaoranga o Te Puhinui: Te Rautaki,  Te Puhinui Regeneration Strategy, which the award judges said was an outstanding example of processes around stream regeneration in south Auckland, within a wide cultural and natural setting.

“We pay tribute to and rejoice with iwi Māori, and mana whenua nationally and we acknowledge NZILA who continue to push the boundaries and the sea change within. We have committed to and bind to our partnership with Eke Panuku, and Resilio Studio,” Chair of Te Ākitai o Waiohua, Karen Wilson said.

“What an exciting challenge to now realise this plan for the communities of South Auckland and Te Puhinui. This is for you. Kia kaha koutou katoa,” she said.

2022 Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Award winners from the Auckland Council Group:

Parks, Open Spaces and Recreation

Award of Excellence
Amey Daldy Park + Daldy Street Linear Park
LandLAB
Auckland Transport, Eke Panuku, Watercare

Award of Excellence
Tank Park
LandLAB
Eke Panuku
Tessa Harris, Reuben Kirkwood

Category Winner
Maungawhau Tihi Boardwalk
Isthmus
Tūpuna Maunga Authority, Tūpuna Taonga Trust, mana whenua, and with Stellar Projects and HEB Construction.
 

Civic and Urban Design

Award of Excellence
Quay Street Upgrade
LandLAB
City Centre Design Collective, Mana Whenua, and the Downtown Programme
Kāhui Kaiarataki 
Auckland Council, Auckland Transport

Category Winner
Te Wānanga
Isthmus, as part of the City Centre Design Collective, in partnership with Mana Whenua and the Downtown Programme

Master Planning and Urban Design Strategy

Award of Excellence
City Centre Design Collective
Auckland Council
In partnership with Mana Whenua and the Downtown Programme

Category Winner
Te Whakaoranga o Te Puhinui: Te Rautaki | Te Puhinui Regeneration Strategy
Prepared by Resilio Studio, Eke Panuku, Te Waiohua – Ngaati Te Ata, Ngaati Tamaoho and Te Ākitai o Waiohua
With Support from Crank, Done Ltd, Healthy Waters, Jasmax, Johnnie Freeland, Mau Studio, Morphum Environmental, Native by Nature and WSP 

He Iti Pounamu

Joint Category Winner
Te Maharatanga o Ngā Wai – remembering our waters
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau
 

Supreme Awards

George Malcolm Award
Te Wānanga
Isthmus, as part of the City Centre Design Collective, in partnership with Mana Whenua and the Downtown Programme

Charlie Challenger Award
Te Whakaoranga o Te Puhinui: Te Rautaki | Te Puhinui Regeneration Strategy
Prepared by Resilio Studio, Eke Panuku, Te Waiohua – Ngaati Te Ata, Ngaati Tamaoho and Te Ākitai o Waiohua
With Support from Crank, Done Ltd, Healthy Waters, Jasmax, Johnnie Freeland, Mau Studio, Morphum Environmental, Native by Nature and WSP 

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