The Wynyard Playspace has just won a Silver Award from the Designers Institute in the category, ‘Exhibition Installations and Temporary Structures’. It was one of three top awards for temporary projects on Waterfront Auckland, joining the silo market and ‘the cloud’.
Installed on a future development site the playspace was designed and built for a very modest budget. One of the design strategies to get maximum bang-for-buck was to incorporate old waterfront materials such as concrete pontoons and bluestone rip-rap into the space. All new elements were placed on top of the existing slab to avoid any ground works and to enable easy removal and reuse in future.