We love public art and sculpture here at Greenwood Associates but what we love more is when the opportunity to create art is incorporated into the design and construction of essential infrastructure. The Hobsonville Point development in Auckland is a great example of where the disciplines of art, engineering and urban design work together seamlessly to achieve a common goal: A beautifully designed, modern medium to high density community.
The latest piece of infrastructural art at Hobsonville Point is by local artist Louise Purvis. It is on Launch Road, which has been widened by a large gabion retaining wall to allow the boat building industry located at Hobsonville Point to launch newly built super yachts. The work is made of tubular baskets filled with scoria then attached to the wall. It winds its way over and around the otherwise large and boring retaining wall reflecting the water ways gouged into the mud at low tide in the adjacent upper harbour.
We are excited about the potential of contributing some similar landscape architecture driven infrastructural art ideas to some of our upcoming large scale projects.