Mapua Park Structures



  • Highly Commended in World Architecture Festival, Singapore 4-6 November

  • Finalist in World Architecture Festival, Singapore 4-6 November

  • Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award (Small Project Architecture)



  • Architecture NZ, "Singing for Supper", January 16, pages 71 -77

  • Landscape Architecture New Zealand, Autumn 2016 Issue, Page 6

  • 2015

    • World Building of the Year, Architecture Now,, Nov 12

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    • World Architecture Festival - Day 2 Winners 2015

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    • Architecture NZ, "All The World's A Stage", 4:2015, pg 17

    • Architecture NZ, "NZIA Local Architecture Awards", 4:2015, pg 76

    • Wild Tomato, "Building with fair and care", Issue 107, June, pg 38-44

    • Architizer,, 16 July


    • Soft Context / Soft Architecture : 8 New Zealand Landscapes, "Places" Exhibition, International Festival Architecture Week, Prague, 17 August-18 October

    • Archello,, Netherlands, 28 August

    • 2013

      • Landscape Architecture New Zealand, #20, Summer 13/14, pg 1, 21-29, cover

Highly Commended World Architecture Festival 2015 Singapore.

Following physical remediation of what the Minstry for Environment recognised as ‘NZ’s most contaminated site’, Irving Smith Jack Architects and Robin Simpson Design landscape architects collaborated to implement new park landscapes and shelters to socially remediate the site back to its community.

The park takes a progressive rather than retrospective approach, with an elemental design process of applying and linking surface components individually ordering, positioning and connecting the parks large central field, waterfront boardwalk and stepped amphitheatre and shelter buildings.

Built components reference scale and elemental typology of surrounding apple industry buildings. Materials left elemental, rural and raw, yet progressive, durable and encouraging for public use.

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