Public exhibition for budding landscape architects

03 November 2022 | News

Lincoln University’s final-year landscape architecture students tackled a range of issues in the sector as part of their major design portfolios, which were publicly exhibited recently.

The School of Landscape Architecture’s annual exhibition gives each year’s graduating class the opportunity to showcase their designs to the outside world, after four years of developing their skills in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture programme.

This year’s group, whose exhibition was called Emerge, displayed their work at Aldersgate Centre in the Central City.

The major design portfolios include innovative work that encompasses urban design, rural landscapes and everything in between.

The 2022 projects cover topical issues throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, including transforming Central Otago’s Orangapai into a retreat for the recently retired, making Karamea an independently resilient landscape with sustainable systems, and moving South Canterbury away from traditional farming practices and introducing tourism opportunities for alternative revenue streams.

Other designs focus on connecting Punakaiki’s coastal-dominant highway with the indigenous landscape, as well as reinventing its accommodation interface, and changing central-north Christchurch into a culturally active precinct in support of the South Island’s first primary Refugee Resettlement Centre.

Also featured amongst the portfolios is a proposal to make Linwood Park and Eastgate Mall a diverse community hub with enhanced transport connections and regenerated landscapes, and an idea to transform Lancaster Park into a unique residential area, with reinvented historical areas.

See the 2022 Emerge Instagram page for more details on the designs.

Lincoln University’s School of Landscape Architecture is recognised as being among the best in the world, staffed by internationally renowned academics.

Students enjoy a dedicated space on campus, with beautifully designed studios, room to install equipment and space to lay out plans so they can grow their creativity to its fullest potential.

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