On Friday 9 March, in association with the Wellington City Council and with support from Creative Communities, we held Wellington’s fourth version of PARK(ing) Day. Providing temporary public open spaces one parking spot at a time.We called for expressions of interest to take over a parking space for a day and 19 groups of Wellingtonians answered the call, using 24 car parks. These parks contained everything from dancers, story-tellers and musicians to a storm-water drain, virtual reality forest and an environmental confession booth.
PARK(ing) Day ran from 8am - 6pm on Friday March 9 and was located on Cuba Street, Lower, Mid and Upper.
To make it easy, at every PARK a map was available to take people on their PARK(ing) Day journey.
The winner of the People’s Choice award was Onslow College's park, Treecycle, which was an informative and participatory space that educated people about upcycling and the environmental issues around plastic bags.
The Judge’s Choice award was split between Occupation: Artist, Exhausted, and Studio Pacific Architecture, Swing. Exhausted consisted of over 2000 mini die-cast cars painstakingly 'parked' in a grid format, mimicking a very congested road. Swing was an engineered wooden seat swing suspended over a park of bark chips.
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