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Auckland Harbour Bridge Trestle Leg Series

Activating public spaces

Excerpts of poetry and prose celebrating New Zealand writers are wrapped around eight of the eastern trestle legs of the western box girder beneath the Auckland Harbour Bridge. These are presented in a three dimensional public space adjacent to Te Onewa Pa / Stokes Point, beneath the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Lifted from the printed page, they are no longer works for intimate reading. Their re-presentation in the context of a spatial and built environment demands that they are engaged with physically, on a much enlarged scale. The arrangement requires the reader to move with the work and spend time with the words, the sounds they make, and the meanings that are formed.

Our role

Landscape architecture

The facts

ClientAuckand Transport
Project teamCathy Challinor
Project date2012
AwardsColour Maestro Award - Display + Product, 2012 Resene Colour Awards
Category Finalist for Cost to build $200,000 - $500,000, NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Awards 2015