21st century renewal

Wellington’s Waitangi Park – transformed in a collaboration between landscape architects Wraight & Associates and Athfield Architects – combines environmentally-sound urban redevelopment with recreation, and includes water purifying ponds, man-made wetlands and a concrete skate park. Australasian architecture magazine Monument writes: “For decades the harbour-front site was a car park known as the Chaffers. Working with specialist engineering and environmental consultants, Waitangi Park is now a model for the future of urban renewal and one of the first of its scale to implement a number of environmental engineering features. The wetlands of native reeds and sedges filter out pollutants through natural processes.”


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Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

“Over his long, provocative career, the artist Billy Apple changed his name, registered it as a trademark, branded products with it, had his genome sequenced and, finally, arranged to…