As part of the Festival of Architecture, The New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Branch is participating in world PARK(ing) Day on Friday 20 September.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event aimed at raising awareness of the important role that public open space plays in improving the quality of our lives. The day is an annual global event that started in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since then it has evolved into a global movement, with organisations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public spaces in urban settings throughout the world.
“Huge tracts of land in our towns and cities is dedicated to parking, and the need to provide quality space for people is often overlooked. World Park(ing) Day – which indeed does take place in cities all around the world – is an opportunity to think about ways we can start to design for people, not vehicles.” - Tony van Raat, New Zealand Festival of Architecture curator.
Go check out Tyler Street in the Britomart precinct.