North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Patrick Corfe Landscape Architects were involved in preparation of plans for extensive site works to figure eight double sports/events arenas and open space. The arena and sportsfields supported by substantial parking with hard surfaces draining to crescent swales. Substantial suspended canopy over the stand and infrastructure with tube lighting columns central to open space as key feature for Albany centre. Two contoured arenas for open air sports/events with amphitheatres of spectator car parks sheltered by enclosed planting. Comprehensive large shade tree plantings in scale with buildings and wider open space. Extensive plantings to embankments, swales, car parks and adjacent stream area. Emphasis was put on easily readable pedestrian and vehicular circulation, well defined routes and links to wider open space system. Bold massed plantings and good ground level visual penetration, simple blocks of colour and restricted plant palette.