Ponsonby News – August Update 2018

Ponsonby Park – Update


The LandLAB design for the whole of the site civic open space at 254 Ponsonby Road, aka Ponsonby Park, has been shortlisted in the ‘Future Civic’ category at the World Architecture Festival this year.


The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding design, architecture, and urbanism. So we are delighted the LandLAB design has been shortlisted – Hooray!


The World Architecture Festival 2018 will take place on the 28 – 30 November at the RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and this year is the largest to date. Our congratulations to LandLAB for the deserved recognition that being on the shortlist confers.




  1. AECOM – Shams Central Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


  1. BAAD Studio – The Sunken Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes of Cabetican, Bacolor, Philippines


  1. EAA Emre Arolat Architecture – Nora Mosque and Community Center, Ajman, United Arab Emirates


  1. HCMA Architecture + Design – Clayton Community Centre, Surrey, Canada


  1. Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects – Troodos Star Observatory, Agridia, Cyprus


  1. LandLAB – Ponsonby Park +, Auckland, New Zealand


  1. Perkins+Will – Northtown Affordable Housing and Public Library, Chicago, USA


  1. Provencher_Roy + GLCRM Architectes – The reception pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly, Québec, Canada


  1. Studio Link-Arc – Luhu Cultural Center, Shenzhen, China


  1. TEGET + Studio Evren Başbuğ Architects – Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, Çanakkale, Turkey




Held in Amsterdam this year, the World Architecture Festival awards sit at the heart of the festival. This global awards programme is where the shortlisted architects will have the opportunity to present their completed buildings and future projects live to a panel of internationally renowned judges and delegates from around the world. Global networking opportunities will enable LandLAB to showcase not only their design for Ponsonby Park but to promote it to the world as well.


Entrants at World Architecture Festival are judged by their peers and the industry’s power players. Renowned architects and industry professionals decided the shortlists.


We are immensely gratified that our Community-led design project has (already) achieved an international presence – even before it has been developed. ‘Ponsonby Park’ is the manifestation of everything the community has repeatedly and consistently told us they want and need from the whole of the site civic open space development at 254 Ponsonby Road. For it to be shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival is a huge achievement. We all now join in wishing LandLAB the very best when the World Architecture Festival competition winners are announced in November this year.


And we now look forward to the whole of the site civic open space at 254 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Park, being developed soon.


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