ARP Terraces and Shared Space Promenade

The first stage of the Avon River Park project in Christchurch - the Terraces - is now open. The project includes the creation of a new city edge sshared space promenade that will eventual extend along 2km of the city centre riverfront, the refurbishment of the Bridge of Remembrance, a refresh of the Park of Remembrance (west bank) and the creation of new rivers edge terraces that invite access and occupation of the river bank. 



Karangahape Road

LandLAB have prepared a concept design for the Karangahape Road that re-distributes space to balance the evolving needs of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport at the heart of this urban and creative Precinct. 

The design proposal introduces cycle lanes - as part of the Auckland Cycle Network - pedestrian priority and public realm amenity that reveals the its historical function as a ridge line pathway, meeting place and destination.  A tactical urbanism methodology enables staged implementation in co-ordination with adjacent transport infrastructure projects.  The strong place function of the Pitt - Queen Street block is reinforced with a slower speed, shared surface design strategy that will enable flexible occupation.

The project is currently out for consultation via Auckland Council. More information here;

Te Ara I Whiti - Light Path, Best Awards

Aucklands ‘Te Ara I Whiti - Light Path’ - a design collaboration between Monk MacKenzie and landscape architects LandLAB - cleaned up at the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) Best Awards on Friday night.  The project was awarded Gold Pins in each of the Colour, Public Good and Public Spaces categories as well as the prestigious overall PurpIe Pin Award for Spatial Design.

Lightpath transforms a redundant piece of motorway infrastructure into a playful and sculptural piece of cycling infrastructure threaded through Auckland’s inner city motorway junction. The design creates a hybrid space that supports its intended function as a cycle path but also enables exploration, discovery and occupation.  The path enables a journey and episodic experience that engages with both the infrastructural landscape of the motorway and contextual views of the wider landscape.  Three hundred individual LED light poles controlled by sensors are arranged as a spine down the city side of the path creating a living and breathing interactive urban light sculpture that responds to varying patterns and intensities of user movement. 

Tauranga Waterfront

LandLAB have developed a framework to guide the redevelopment of Tauranga's urban waterfront. Phase One of the 'Access to Water' project establishes a new blue room at the intersection of the cities east-west 'civic' and north-south 'waterfront' axis. This room is defined by the re-establishement of a Town Wharf, a new sculptural tidal stair and recreational pier.  These interventions collectively re-define the Town Wharf as the focal point for waters edge activity and enable the city to physically and symbolically re-connect and re-engage with its waterfront.  

Commercial Bay Sky Terrace

LandLAB have developed the landscape and public realm for Precinct Properties Commercial Bay project. 'Sky Terrace' introduces a sculptural, green landscape experience overlooking the Waitemata Harbour.  Concieved as a ‘geological’ terrace informed by the interaction of coastal edge ecologies (fluid) and the city morphology (grid) the project has embraced a generative design strategy to inform shape, topography and arrangement.

Tauranga Civic Campus

LandLAB have collaborated with Tauranga City Council and Warren Mahoney Architects to develop a concept design for Tauranga's new Civic Campus. This project will deliver transformational change to the city centre through the aggregation of civic functions around a new terraced, green public open space armature that reconnects 'city' and 'sea'. 

Karanghape Road 'Open Streets'

LandLAB assisted Auckland Council and Auckland Transport to undertake public consultation for the Karangahape Road Open Streets event testing design options in Virtual Reality.  30,000 people enjoyed a car free afternoon on New Zealands most iconic street.  Good times were had.  Some more info here:

Phaidon 30:30 Landscape Architecture

LandLAB have been included in Phaidon's recently published 30:30 Contemporary Landscape Architecture. The book includes "30 of today's most forward-thinking landscape architects and 30 of the world's most celebrated landscape architects."    

Included are features on the Karanga Plaza, Daldy Street Linear Park and Wynyard Commons projects. We're in pretty good company as the book also include profiles on LandLAB favourites such as Aspect Studios, Topotek 1, Field Operations, and StossLU.

Avon River Park

The first phase of the Avon River Park in Christchurch is nearing completion including the new river terraces, a shared space promenade and refurbishment of the Bridge of Remembrance. 

Lombard Lane Shared Zone

We've just completed documentation for Lombard Lane and the Bond Street shared space in Wellington's city centre. A project which defines a new look and feel and kit of parts for Wellington's future urban laneway network.

Karangahape Road Public Realm

LandLAB are excited to be working with Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and the Karangahape Road community to guide the development of a public realm plan for this iconic, urban street and creative community.  

Tauranga Waterfront Precinct

LandLAB are working with Tauranga City Council to develop a new concept plan to guide the development of the city centre's waterfront precinct. The first phase of the project includes the implementation of a new Town Wharf, promenade, tidal stairs and recreational pier. 


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The first phase of the Avon River Park project is currently under construction in Christchurch. This first section of work includes the creation of a new river edge Terraces (centre) the first section of the River Promenade (left) shared space and the refurbishment of the landmark Bridge of Remembrance (background).  

South Frame Public Realm_

LandLAB_ are working with Aecom and JASMAX to develop the public realm and associated program of strategic activation initiatives which will provide the catalyst for the transformation and re-generation of the 'South Frame Precinct' in Christchurch. The $20m project introduces a new east-west walking and cycling 'greenway' and a network of 'lanes' and 'yards' which reflect the sites former fine grain, city fringe morphology and industrial heritage.  

Westhaven Platform 2

LandLAB are working with FearonHay and Panuku Development Auckland on the transformation of the Westhaven Platform 2 project. This delivers a new working, marine village - to serve the operation of the Marina - integrated with the recently completed Westhaven Promenade project. Marine Plaza located on alignment with the marina fairway and views to Silo Park and Quay Street beyond will be the focal point of this village. 

Tauranga Spatial Framework

LandLAB_ are working with BECA and Tauranga City Council to develop a Spatial Framework for Tauranga city centre and waterfront which will identify a vision, co-ordinate public and private investment and guide the long term development of the city centre into a vibrant, diverse and successful focus for the Bay of Plenty region.

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Vaughans Stream Reserve

The first phase of the Long Bay's 20ha Vaughans Stream Reserve is underway. The first of of 3 wetlands which treat run-off from adjacent Village Centre has been formed and the wiers and the Vaughans Stream Bridge is currently under construction.

First of the forebay wiers being installed. 

First of the forebay wiers being installed. 

Weir detail

Weir detail

First of the forebay wiers being installed. 

First of the forebay wiers being installed. 

Piloting Sustainable Infrastructure

LandLAB_ have been working with Panuku Development Auckland and BECA to pilot the use of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) 'sustainable infrastructure' ratings tool for the $20m Madden & Pakenham Street project.

The trial has fine tuned the tool for use in the New Zealand context to enable a rating system for the planning, procurement, delivery and operation of future infrastructure and public realm projects. Madden and Pakenham has been used as a working case study to explore the design, delivery, technical performance and resiliance of urban landscapes and infrastructure.

We are thrilled that the project has been awarded 'excellence' - the highest possible rating. 

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LandLAB_ are ISCA accreditted 'green infrastructure' professionals.