Taurarua Judges Bay, Auckland


Auckland Council



This small eastern headland bay is the entry to Auckland's inner harbour, a largely bypassed and unmodified remnant that still possesses tangible heritage from both Maori and early European phases of Auckland City's development. 

Working with Auckland Council and mana whenua, Reset Urban Design led the multidisciplinary design team to develop plans and supervise the works that have created links with the parks network, minimal disturbance to the existing contours, used low impact stormwater treatment to cleanse the reveal road runoff, whilst re-arranging parking and controlling vehicle access. 


2012 Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) Arthur Mead Award For Environment and Sustainability 

2013 International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia Pacific Merit Award 

2013 New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Award of Excellence 

"A stunning example of coastal restoration that provides for extensive public re-engagement with the water. Design detailing throughout is excellent with some highly innovative approaches to level changes and water access creating a cohesive and subtle design response appropriate to the site. The extension of the landscape from the shoreline out into the water through a variety of mechanisms is outstanding and has allowed for the entire transformation of a once degraded area." 2013 NZILA Awards citation

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