On the road: Resene and Matter

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The biggest undertaking on Designday, spacewise and logistically speaking, had to be the installation masterminded by Resene, one of Designday’s sponsors, and Matter architects.

The ambitious project spanned the K’ Road overbridge and an unused motorway offramp visible from the bridge. On the ramp the team erected hundreds of bikes in varying Resene shades that looked as if they were racing away from the city. Next to them traffic whizzed by on the Southern motorway, which gave the installation a kinetic feel.

As Designday goers watched the installation they were treated to mini-cupcakes, coffee and paint pots filled with chocolate. Workers dressed in painters’ overalls also helped them paint their own designs on dropcloths. The entire event was a clever use of a large outdoor space – and it raised really good questions about how unused spaces, like the stretch of offramp, could be better utilized.

For more on Urbis Designday 2013, click here.


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