City gets awards for parks
After scooping a raft of awards for its streetscapes and parks Auckland is well on its way to becoming the world’s most livable city, mayor Len Brown says.
Auckland’s outside spaces picked up 25 of the 53 accolades at the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architec- ture Awards held on April 8.
The Elliott and Darby streets shared spaces, Jellicoe St and Wynyard play space were all recognised with the NZILA Award of Excellence.
The soon to be constructed Daldy St Linear Park in the Wynyard Quarter waterfront precinct took out the overall 2013 Sustainability Award of Excellence in the Landscape Design – Visionary Landscapes section.
Mr Brown says Auckland must match its natural beauty with quality design to create urban landscapes, parks and recreational spaces that people want to be in and enjoy.
‘‘By raising the bar of landscape architecture we are increasing pride in Auckland and producing a sense of place and identity that is critical to creating a quality compact city.’’