Our direction Dion Gosling went down to Wellington last week to accept the award.
“We are very pleased to have won the Landscape Category. Learn to Ride was such a fantastic project it is great to see recognised amongst such tough competition.”
Studio106 provided a professional design service for Auckland Council’s Whau Local Board, as part of a long term community development plan. The vision was to re-activate an existing site and turn it into an “activity hub”.
The aim was to create a safe family environment that provided the chance to connect and socialise within the Avondale community.
A “Learn to Ride” zone was the first stage for this community development. The idea was to provide multiple areas and zones for passive and formal learning activities.
Comments from the judges reflected an understanding of the projects intentions, commenting:
“This project captures the imagination of all ages, while providing a practical space for riders to learn to ride.
It would have been so easy to simply mark the roads, add patches of green and the job would have been finished. Instead, the colour is implemented with such care that the significant expanse of flat surface has a sense of topography as colours flow together to replicate land contours and water. The placement of colour on this sheer scale makes this project even more challenging with a careful balance needed to ensure that the colour works when viewed up close by riders and at a significant distance as they set their direction.
A powerful statement of how you can enhance a facility with the clever application of paint.”
A big congratulations to all the other winners and of course thank you to Resene paint for hosting the awards.
For more images from the awards night check out the website here.