Meet the five Brick Bay Nohonga 2020 design challenge finalists
15 Jul 2020
Over the last five years, Brick Bay’s successful ‘Folly’ competition has invited architects to produce inspiring and creative designs. This year marks their inaugural Nohonga (seat) design competition in a collaboration between Brick Bay and the Auckland Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Tuia Pito Ora.
For this competition, attention was turned to landscape architects to make their mark on Auckland’s urban landscape and contribute to the generation of unique and exciting public spaces. The competition, proudly supported by Resene, challenged students and all levels of graduated landscape architects to design and construct creative Nohonga for the citizens of Tamaki Makaurau.
Of the 11 finalists, the five winning designs will be constructed and installed in Britomart this November with the seats moving back to Brick Bay for the summer from early December. Take a look at the winning and finalist designs below:
Te Whakatohenehene ‘the disruption’ by Bela Grimsdale, Luke Veldhuizen and Sam Gould:
The Titiro Seat by Amdrew Norriss, Sean Eustace, Jo Tukunaga, Nada Stanish and Zack Barker
The Titiro Seat by Amdrew Norriss, Sean Eustace, Jo Tukunaga, Nada Stanish and Zack Barker from Isthmus is created as a vantage point to observe, which also becomes a sculptural object in the landscape. The seat provides moments to engage, whether in solitude looking out, or sharing a place to converse and witness a moment together. Play comes in with the climb, taking turns at the top, swinging your legs, having a bird’s eye view and then lying or sitting under the overhang, in the shadows cast on the grass below.
Take a look at the other finalists below
Kanohi kit e Kanohi (Face to Face) by Tony Milne, Ben Taylor and George Field:
images Brick Bay (supplied)