A project born out of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes, one of Auckland’s new downtown public spaces and a regeneration of South Auckland’s waterways are the supreme winners announced at the 2022 Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards.
The awards gala this week ended the NZILA Firth 2022 Conference which celebrated the Institute’s 50th anniversary.
The Supreme George Malcolm Award, which recognizes the most outstanding achievement in landscaping, has been awarded to the Isthmus Group for Te Wānanga – the new civic waterfront space spanning the edge of the Tidal Harbor by Tamaki Makaurau.
The Supreme Charlie Challenger Prize, which recognizes the most outstanding achievements in landscaping, was awarded to the Resilio studio for Te Whakaoranga o Te Puhinui: Te Rautaki, Te Puhinui’s Regeneration Strategy, which, according to the judges of the prize , was an outstanding example of a process around the restoration of rivers, in a broad cultural and natural setting.
The Supreme Te Karanga o te Tui Award is the recognition of the most outstanding achievement in demonstrating the principles of Te Aranga and was awarded to the Kaikōura Earthquake Response: Kaikōura Transport Corridor and Landscape by the team recovery of North Canterbury’s transport infrastructure, which the judges called transformative. project on a scale rarely foreseen for landscape intervention.
Thirty-six other awards (full list https://nzila.co.nz/awards/2022-award-winners
) demonstrating the breadth and scope of the landscape architect profession here in Aotearoa New Zealand were showcased.
President of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Tuia Pito Ora, Henry Crothers, said the NZILA Awards program aims to celebrate the creativity, technical ability and diversity of skills that landscape architects provide as integrators of landscape, people and place in Aotearoa.
He says the awards ceremony capped off an important week for the landscape architecture profession here in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Crothers says its members are in greater demand than ever, as practitioners are increasingly employed to mitigate the effects of climate change, conduct sound urban planning, guide large-scale infrastructure projects and undertake landscape assessments, transportation projects, parks and open spaces. development.
You can find more information about Tuia Pito Ora New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects at www.nzila.co.nz
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