Henderson Library – Unitec Facilities
Waitakere, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Landscape Architect : Wraight + Associates
Architect : Athfield Architects
Architect : Architectus
Client : Waitakere City Council
Project Status: Completed
This project aligned with Waitakere City Council’s values, particularly its emerging identity as an Eco City. Specifically this project responds directly to WCC’s aim to protect stream health within the city’s green network.
In response to this aim, a key factor contributing to the composition of this project’s landscape is WSUD, along with site circulation and architectural geometries, WSUD components express form and drive the conceptual thinking. Storm water run-off is collected and filtered in the numerous rain-gardens that articulate the site’s vehicle and pedestrian routes. These gardens are specifically designed to detain and filter stormwater using native reed species that are adapted to both dry and wet conditions.
For more on this project, see projects/institutional/henderson-library-unitec-facilities/