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Creating Play

Creating Play


This is a new term in the world of housing shortage in Auckland. An admirable aim to promote the rapid development of “affordable homes …. without compromising quality design.” While this type of development will ultimately lead to a broader housing choice, what is the quality of the outdoor space which accompanies this model? There appears to be scant mention of the provision of quality outdoor space within or close to these developments.

Swell Park in Long Bay by Natural Habitats

With increasing pressure on existing services, including recreation facilities, it would seem an opportune time for landscape architecture to step into the breach and design innovative, quality outdoor space to serve these developments. The landscape architect is responsible for making places, for a variety of uses and habitation. We can help you create attractive, innovative, quality outdoor space for:

Play space
Community gardens
Social space
Street environments
Stormwater management
Multi use spaces