Urban Camoflage case study

Hutt City Council CBD Development Manager Cyndi Christensen said Massey University students approached the Council in search of an under-utilised space they could energise. The Council closed Andrews Avenue to allow the students to bring the space to life through placemaking.

“The area was reutilised with moving pinwheels attached to gabion walls, creating moving works of art, while sections of artificial grass, beanbags and temporary seating provided a space for people to informally gather for lunch, read a book, have a business meeting or meet friends. Closing the road allowed us to open it up for people and provide a model for how the wider area could be revitalised and regenerated in the future.”