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Made in Tāmaki Makaurau

June 16, 2017

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The 2017 Matariki Festival is upon us.  The festival marks the dawning of the Māori New Year and will be running until the 2nd of July.  To mark this occasion we’ll be showcasing recent projects from across Tāmaki Makaurau where Mana Whenua and designers have worked together to deliver landmark developments for our city.   To kick things […]

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Public Art – What is it Good For?

July 7, 2015

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Public Art has always been controversial. The global conversation on public art has shifted from traditional monuments to community-driven projects – from bold declarations to contextual artistry. Auckland city is under transformation and ripe to explore new directions for art in our public spaces. Join Metro editor Simon Wilson and Chicago based curator Mary Jane […]

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Charles Montgomery on Happy Cities

May 8, 2015

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From our transport systems to our buildings, the design of our city can seriously impact on our everyday happiness. The way a city is designed can be the difference between people feeling like they have mastery over their lives or feeling overwhelmed.  Design can also effect how socially connected or isolated people’s lives are. Charles Montgomery, author of The […]

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What’s the Auckland Design Manual?

April 24, 2015

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If you’re wondering what, why and for whom the ADM has been created – check out our short explainer video. Click this link to view: What is the ADM?    

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Good Streets Take Time

March 31, 2015

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It’s all too easy to forget the long hours of planning and elbow grease that go into transforming Auckland. Here’s a short retrospective time-lapse of Federal Street undergoing its first phase of transformation. Click the following link to view: Transforming Federal Street Thanks  Auckland Council, SkyCity, Auckland Transport John Fillmore Contracting Ltd and Boffa Miskell

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