Landscape Architecture

Infrastructural

 

Detail: Kensington Ave - Manse Street Landscape Planting Plan

Detail: Kensington Ave – Manse Street Landscape Planting Plan

Our Role

Landscape architecture is often an integral part of infrastructural projects, with the potential for valuable input from the early planning stages through to construction. In the early planning stages, the landscape architect’s role includes determining the alignment of a road so that it ‘fits’ into the landscape, includes consideration of urban design matters such as context and connectivity, minimises impacts on natural values and minimises impacts on local residents and others.  Often, the landscape planting associated with infrastructural projects is for the purpose of mitigation of such impacts, but it can also include landscape design to enhance the amenity of the development or associated public spaces, the integration of pedestrian and cycle access ways, and the management of storm water.

Streetscape planting at the State Highway 1 - Selwyn Avenue junction, Whangarei

Streetscape planting at the State Highway 1 – Selwyn Avenue junction, Whangarei

SCLA Infrastructural Projects

The practice has been involved in a wide range of infrastructural projects, working within teams that include other experts such as engineers, architects, ecologists, arborists, and planners.  These have included roading projects within the urban environment such as State Highway 1 – Fourth Avenue to Kensington Avenue, and within the rural environment such as State Highway 1 – Brynderwyn Safe Systems Upgrade (2010 – present).

The practice has also been involved in the design and implementation of bridge, marina, dam and jetty / wharf projects such as;

In addition, the practice has assisted with numerous projects for;

  • the construction of telecommunications facilities
  • the establishment and expansion of quarries, including the Golden Bay Quarry at Portland, Whangarei (2009)
  • sand extraction projects at Tomorata in Kaipara District (2008 – 2012)