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Hood Street

Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand

Project Team

Landscape Architects : Wraight + Associates
Architect + Urban Design: Graeme McIndoe
Lighting Design: Claude Hidber
Electrical Engineering : SKM
Structural Engineering : MWH
Civil + Services Engineer :  Hamilton City Council Engineers
Client :  Hamilton City Council
Project Status: Completed

The Hood St project defines an identity for the dynamic southern precinct of Hamilton’s CBD, accommodating a vibrant range of retail, commercial and entertainment activities; which operate day and night.

Project Objectives

  • Create a rich and varied pedestrian experience, that amplifies/abstracts Hamilton’s unique character;
  • Address and remedy storm water run-off in the area;
  • Cater for a day to night transition of use;
  • Create unique and environmentally aware infrastructure and furniture; and
  • Be able to operate as a dedicated events space.

Key Features

  • A unique and innovative lighting design that plays with physical space, shade-light and projection
  • Integrated rain gardens that provide storm-water run-off collection and treatment, define street uses (e.g. seating and movement corridors) and generate visual amenity
  • Integrated interpretation of the site’s cultural and natural history in the treatment of furniture and lighting elements