Sylvia Park
Mount Wellington, Auckland

Project Team:

Landscape Architect – Wraight + Associates
Architect – Buchan Group
Project Management – Pragmatix
Engineering – AECOM, NDY, Holmes Consulting Group
Contractor – Dominion Constructors

In collaboration with the client, Kiwi Property, and The Buchan Group architects, Wā have designed and delivered ‘The Grove’. The popular new public space caters to Sylvia Park visitors, as well as occupants of the nearly-completed new office tower. The new public plaza forms the new ‘front door’ to New Zealand’s largest shopping centre and, along with the office building, are a significant step towards Sylvia Park becoming a more diverse Metropolitan Centre. The design is ‘distinctly Auckland’ and offers a palette of materials, planting and furniture that recalls the diverse Pacific culture and texture of the city while supporting an extended nightlife as part of a new Dining Precinct.


  • Excellence –  Commercial category, 2019 NZILA Landscape Architecture Awards