Chaffers Park

Novak and Middleton Architects were part of the design team for the proposal identified as scheme D in the competition to design a new Urban Park on Wellington's waterfront.

The proposal was shortlisted from 140 entries and was the overwhelming favourite with the people of Wellington. It attracted over 60% of the public vote and finished runner up in the competition.

Based around the theme of a torino (spiral), the design provided for a range of recreational opportunities on the waterfront. The torino was represented by a series of carved light poles and paths linking different parts of the park and connecting the park to the waterfront. The proposal included bringing the sea into the site.
A large open green space, children's playground, market square, contemporary teahouse, skate park and car parking were some of the important elements of the design.