Public Spaces

Memorial Wall for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, Christchurch – opinion piece from a shortlisted respondent

Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck close to the Christchurch city centre on 22 February 2011. As a result, massive and widespread devastation occurred throughout the whole region, the heart of the inner city was ripped out, and there was widespread injury with 185 fatalities. As part of Christchurch’s […] Read more…

Photo by Simon Devitt of Silo Park promenade and wetland

Celebrating and preserving its industrial maritime past – Auckland’s Silo Park

Earlier in the year, my daughter and I set up a stall selling African handcrafted goods at the Silo Park markets. Running from Friday night through to Sunday over the summer months, this temporary market occupies the promenade between former cement silos and a bio-retention wetland at Auckland’s Silo Park. A collaborative design effort between […] Read more…