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Glasson Huxtable's design for the He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools and New Brighton Seafront Development has won another two awards. This time it has taken the Supreme award of excellence at the South Island Property People Awards. It also was the winner of the Urban Design Award.


December 02, 2022

Supreme Award and Urban Design Award for Glasson Huxtable's He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools & Seafront Design

Glasson Huxtable's 2 million m2 landscape design surrounding the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar was centre stage for the opening ceremony and inaugural match of the 2022  FIFA world cup. The stadium at Al Khor, 40km from Doha, will host games right up to the semi finals.


November 18, 2022

Glasson Huxtable's Al Bayt Stadium Landscape Design Centre Stage at FIFA 2022 World Cup Opening

Glasson Huxtable are proud to have won the 2022 NZILA Award of Excellence Parks, Open Spaces and Recreation for the He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools in New Brighton. The project also encompassed the redesign of the seafront and included restoration of the dunes, a boardwalk, pocket park and the playground and splash park. The project has been a resounding success for the whole community in New Brighton and a catalyst for urban regeneration.


October 14, 2022

Glasson Huxtable Wins NZILA Award For The Landscape Design of He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools

Waimate's Centrewood park, and home of the White horse Monument opened on may 19th 2022 following a $600,000 redevelopment, led by Glasson Huxtable. The opening ceremony included many locals, school children as well as the descendants of Norman Hayman and his wife Betty who constructed the White Horse in 1968.

Our landscape design includes viewing platforms, shelter, paths, planting, car parking, toilets, interpretive signs and wayfinding.

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May 19, 2022

Waimate's White Horse Opens to the Public

Construction is now underway for stage one of Glasson Huxtable's design to reinvigorate the Waimate White Horse. Stage one of the development includes native planting schemes, viewing platforms, interpretative and directional signage, improved car park and toilet facilities and restoration work on the White Horse monument.


November 10, 2021

Waimate White Horse development continues...

Glasson Huxtable Landscape Architects have been working with and Timaru District Council to complete the latest concept designs for the Geraldine Sculpture Trail which has now gone out for public consultation. The proposed trail, in 3 loops will incorporate work from artists and act as a catalyst for tourism in the town.


October 12, 2021

Geraldine Sculpture Trail goes out for consultation

We can think of few better places to be on a chilly Autumn afternoon than soaking in He Puna Taimoana, the New Brighton Hot Pools. Not only is this beachside playground the perfect place to relax and unwind, it’s also been a catalyst for the regeneration of Christchurch’s seaside village and a key component of the New Brighton Regeneration Project – a major redevelopment that has already begun transforming the village and its foreshore.


June 14, 2021

Take a moment to bathe in the warmth and beauty that is He Puna Taimoana

Glasson Huxtable were interviewed by Landscape Architecture Aotearoa about their exciting new nature playground in Yaldhurst. The design is inspired by nature and uses natural materials, native planting, and is sited adjacent to a newly created riparian planting scheme and habitat area for the Upland Bully fish.


April 29, 2021

Mother Nature provides stimulation for child's play

Glasson Huxtable were interviewed by One News about our 2 million m2 landscape design for the Al-Bayt 2022 World Cup Stadium in Qatar. The stadium is set to play host to the opening match and games including the semi finals.


October 19, 2020

Kiwi architects behind jaw-dropping stadium set to be centrepiece of 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Article from Firth News about GHLA's landscape design at New Brighton's He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools.

Stage one of the Waimate White horse is set to go ahead now that funding has been secured. Glasson Huxtable's Landscape Architects have been hard at work designing the proposals for this project., which will help to create a hub for tourism and recreation at a reserve with a unique history and stunning views.


Jul 30, 2020

Waimate White Horse funding secured

Sarah Peddie, of Glasson Huxtable Landscape Architects writes for Landscape Architecture Aotearoa about her recent experience cycling around Orlando, Florida.

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May 21, 2020

Integration of landscape and architecture

We're exited to see that Al Bayt Stadium's Park, designed by our team, opened the public on 11th February. It provides the local community a fantastic hub for sports, play, socialising and relaxation. It's one of Qatar's largest parks at 2 million m2, and provides a green oasis around this 60,000 seater stadium. The stadium, one of Asia's largest will host the semi final of the 2022 World Cup.


February 11, 2020

Al Bayt Stadium Park Opens

Mark Huxtable talks to Shabnam Dastgheib at Stuff on ways to minimise, distract and soften noise in your garden.


January 16, 2020

Party on: How to soundproof your garden and stay friends with your neighbours

Glasson Huxtable's Hanmer Springs Pools Design by Chris Glasson has won the 2019 NZILA enduring landscapes award. It was cited by judges as"Resonating with the surrounding landscape, the pools’ design has a strong sense of place, with reference to natural and cultural scenic elements."


November 11 2019

Hanmer Springs Hot Pools Design wins 2019 NZILA Award

"The intention was to use the vegetation of the area but create the spaces and linkages to give our clients interest in the garden,” Glasson told Landscape Architecture Aotearoa. “You have got a wonderful viewing area looking out to the Southern Alps near Mt Cook, and you want to encapsulate these views as part of the landscape".


July 27, 2019

Alpine retreat a beautiful natural canvas

The landscaping is coming together and the pitch is in place at this magnificent 60,000-seat stadium, which will host matches up to the semi finals at the 2022 FIFA World cup in Qatar.


May 02, 2019

GHLA's FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium landscape design takes shape

Mark Huxtable, Landscape Architect for Glasson Huxtable Ltd, talks about the first stage of the project and working with Firth to achieve the ‘art in the concrete’ concept.

New Brighton Splash Park Concete pattern

April 02, 2019

Art in the concrete… at New Brighton Beachside Playground

Glasson Huxtable Landscape Architects have been working for DCL in a collaborative design team to produce landscape design work for The Christchurch Hot Pools.​ Work will start on New Brighton's $11.2 million hot salt water pools in December after the project secured the necessary resource consents. The long-awaited pool complex, is expected to open in late 2019.


November 04, 2018

Christchurch's seaside hot pools will become reality

Two GHLA Landscape Architects, Sarah and Erin have been working in a team to create an exhibition for Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture. The exhibition, ‘Biodiversity Beacons’ will create 7 beacons, each focusing on a specific insect found in the city and the associated plants which it needs to survive. The exhibition will increase people’s knowledge of the connections within our surrounding environment, and the complex systems which are all a vital part of our world.


October 10, 2018

Landscape architecture first for FESTA this year

Respect for the unique context of an environment has been a successful guiding principle of Chris Glasson Landscape Architects.


October 01, 2018

Taking inspiration from local and global landscapes

An $11.2 million hotwater pool facility on the Christchurch beachfront will feature six pools, a steam room, sauna and a cafe. Five hot salt water pools will range in temperature from 40 degrees Celsius to 28C for the fitness pool and a small circular plunge pool will sit at 12C. The pools will be split into four zones including passive therapeutic, fitness, family passive and family active zones. Two buildings either side of the pools will house changing rooms, sauna, toilets, a plant room and cafe.


June 28, 2018

Christchurch hot salt water pools a step closer to reality

After months of hard work, congratulations to Mark Huxtable for successfully completing the registration process and examination to become a Registered Member of the New Zealand Institute Of Landscape Architects.


April 16, 2018

Congratulations to GHLA's latest registered NZILA member

The opening of the first part of a major New Brighton development project shows "the best is yet to come" for the seaside Christchurch suburb.


December 20, 2017

New whale pool opens in historic day for New Brighton and the East

Inspired by the desert locale and indigenous culture, the design design by Glasson Huxtable Landscape Architects at Al Bayt Stadium complex will create a destination for Doha and the world.


April 10, 2016

Arabian Abstractions

Two New Zealand firms are working together on a billion dollar design contract for the main venue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Chris Glasson Landscape Architects and Thom Craig Architect, from Christchurch, are working on the purpose-built facility in Al Khor, 50km north of Doha.


December 04, 2015

Qatar's FIFA World Cup stadium to be landscaped by Kiwi architects

Glasson Huxtable Landscape Architects were tasked with restoring the 75-hectare disturbed site, with the aim of creating a public recreational facility with ecological restoration at its heart, while heralding the site’s industrial history.


July 01, 2014

Reclaiming Wangaloa

In collaboration with DOC and Greening the rubble, a temporary nature play space was created in the city centre


January 10, 2013

CGLA member helps to design Nature Play Park

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