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Designing a rooftop native forest and sculpture park.

Client:        Whāngarei Art Museum Trust
Sector:       Public
Services:    Landscape & Urban

4Sight was engaged by Whāngarei Art Museum Trust to create a comprehensive design package that included:

•    Living roof concept design
•    Surrounding site landscape concept design
•    Plant palette and schedule
•    Cross-sections
•    Perspective renderings
•    Detailed design drawings
•    Landscape lighting plan
•    Site analysis

As the last design of famous architect Hundertwasser to be built, the Hundertwasser Arts Centre project is being overseen by the Hundertwasser Foundation in Vienna and required constant collaboration in order to best honour Hundertwasser’s legacy.

4Sight's team of living roof experts worked with a project team of architects, engineers, and specialists to design the Hundertwasser Arts Centre Living Roof. The collaborative approach ensured a design outcome that met the client's needs and a design that would also stand the test time.

Following a thorough and dynamic design process, 4Sight delivered an extensive design package ready for tendering that addressed every aspect of the Hundertwasser Living Roof. The team used client feedback and specialist knowledge to design a living roof that satisfied the needs of all stakeholders.

"4Sight Consulting have been and are currently involved in the Hundertwasser Art Centre project in Whāngarei. The scope of their work has been in relation to design and specification of the Green roof, in collaboration with the wider project team/design and Hundertwasser Foundation, which is a very large and complex element of the build. In many cases, the unique challenges and scale included previously unchartered territory which has required “out of the box thinking. 4Sight attended our call for help and have given generously much of their time, expertise and focus to our project. It is very evident they are passionate about Green Roofs and have a strong industry/green roof community network to leverage and call on. This project is far from an orthodox design and construct and is more of an art piece on a grand scale, with stakeholders on both sides of the globe. The result of this is a very demanding project. 4Sight have gone above and beyond the call of their scope.

- Ben Tomason, Director, Griffiths and Associates Ltd

Whāngarei Art
Museum Trust
Landscape & Urban
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