In collaboration with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects (Sydney) and Paul Rolfe Architects (Wellington) we won the competition to design the ANZAC Memorial in Wellington's new Pukeahu, War Memorial Park. To date, the project has won an award for international architecture with the Australian Institute of Achitects in 2016 and a 2017 New Zealand Insitute of Landscape Architects Award for Excellence.
The design uses rough cut red stone to create fifteen columns and paving inlays to evoke the Australian landscape, inlayed with panels of black granite to symbolise New Zealand. The black granite is engraved or carved with with Maori and Aboriginal artwork and text recognising the coutries the two allied have served in. Flowering gum trees and mass planted bottlebrush continue the Australian landscape reference and will, in time, soften the memorial and provide shelter for the park's central plaza from Wellington's infamous northerly wind.