Re-imagining New Lynn
As part of the Auckland wide Heritage Festival, the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning, the Auckland Council and Plyman collaborated on the event Here Now: Re-imagining New Lynn.
120 second-year architecture students designed and fabricated installations to activate vacant retail space within New Lynn. The installations recalled this suburb’s rich cultural, social and industrial heritage as well as imagining its future.
Over four days visitors were invited to self-navigate a trail from the New Lynn Station to the Titirangi Road intersection, discovering the students’ imaginative and innovative large-scale installations. With the use of sound, light, projection, social media and the wider Auckland train network the Here-now event activated the centre of New Lynn, capturing the public’s imagination and brought this area to life.