Winning landscape designs

Winning landscape designs

What do a social hotspot and a high-tech business campus have in common? They both showcase a winning combination of clever landscaping and facilities.

The 2016 Landscapes Of Distinction Awards saw style, sustainability and design flair come together. And Urban Effects was proud to be involved in two of the standouts: Brickworks Dining Lane and Tait Electronics Campus.

Featuring up-scale eateries and a movie complex in west Auckland, Brickworks won the Special Feature of the Year award, a Gold award (Landscape Design) and a Silver award (Landscape Construction).

A drawcard of the precinct is its playful, central green ‘oasis’ for fun and socialising.

Landscape designers Natural Habitats chose Urban Effects seats and benches for the site. Naturally elegant, they combine beautiful hardwood with a powder-coated steel frame. They were perfectly complemented by rustic Spencer bins created by our European design partners, Metalco.

Winner of the Best Sustainability Project, Tait Electronic Campus in Christchurch is headquarters for up to 350 Tait Communications employees.

The vision for the new campus was to embrace the principles of innovation, sustainability and collaboration. Embodying the brief, Goom Landscapes created an exceptionally modern, welcoming campus and open park environment.

The project, which also won Gold awards (Landscape Construction and Landscape Horticulture), demanded a careful choice of materials, furniture and facilities.

With its gorgeous organic curves, marble seating from Urban Effects’ Treeline Collection adds a striking sophistication and durability that will last for centuries. Our hardwood timber slat Citistyle bins highlight the natural timber walkways and bridges to create a cohesive space.

The Landscapes Of Distinction Awards are organised by Landscaping New Zealand