The business of our company is landscape architecture and urban design.
Our objective is to balance landscape philosophies and values with modern design and planning, so as to enhance each project and add value to our clients’ business.
We take our cue from nature itself. Many of our projects are designed within a regional context which is reflected in the special treatment and selection of materials evident in the chosen design solution. The use of indigenous materials within modern design provides a vivid and permanent reminder of our own landscape and creates a sense of belonging for people and buildings.
Our company is frequently invited to become part of multi-disciplinary teams endeavouring to achieve a shared design goal through collaboration. This blending of landscape knowledge and expertise in allied disciplines invariably leads to the adoption of well grounded design principles, ultimately reflected in an harmonious and successful end product.
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.
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.
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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."
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.