2015 NZILA Award: Navy Museum Activity Zone

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Award – Outstanding Design: Cost to build under $200K: Navy Museum Activity Zone

Judges citation: A playful, functional and dynamic landscape on the edge of the Waitemata Harbour elegantly links the water and the Navy Museum; the site is one of those small jewels that frequent Auckland’s landscape sequestered in the lee of North Head. Reset Urban Design marshalled an array of naval memorabilia and motif that has inspired and defined spaces that are part playground, part courtyard and part pier. These three elements come together as one in a design and play space that has a unique and legible identity has been created against this historical maritime gem.  What was a small, simple space between harbour and ‘boat shed’ is now a vibrant link between Devonport and its naval history.

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