Call for colour

Resene is reminding landscape architects to remember colour as it again runs its’ Resene Total Colour awards.

There’s a specific category for landscape architecture.  Resene marketing manager Karen Warman says colours don’t necessarily need to be bright. “It’s the unique use of colour that we are looking for,” she says.

Last year’s landscape category winner was the “Big Pineapple” on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, with judges noting “the sheer scale of this project combined with the attention to detail needed to transform a huge grey shape into an instantly recognisable pineapple is spectacular.”

 The Big Pineapple by Vicky Pattison of Art of Crazy.    Judges thought the “Big Pineapple” demonstrated “an impressively artistic and authentic use of colour on a local icon.”

The Big Pineapple by Vicky Pattison of Art of Crazy.  Judges thought the “Big Pineapple” demonstrated “an impressively artistic and authentic use of colour on a local icon.”

In 2016, the close collaboration between Wellington Zoo and Isthmus won the landscape category in the Resene Total Colour awards.  Judges said that 'Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha’ (which LAA featured late last year) “cleverly embraces local iconic forms with colour to draw attention and give a sense of belonging. The playful theme encourages exploration and opens up visitors to being educated about our local living treasures.”

 Resene Total Colour Award judges said in ‘Meet the Locals – He Tuku Aroha’ “architecture that could easily be hidden is celebrated with bolder colours becoming part of the enjoyment of the space.”

Resene Total Colour Award judges said in ‘Meet the Locals – He Tuku Aroha’ “architecture that could easily be hidden is celebrated with bolder colours becoming part of the enjoyment of the space.”

Entries for this year’s competition close June 30 2018. For more information access the  entry form (.zip).