Lysaght was approached by the organisers of the NZIA Festival of Architecture to be involved in Tauranga’s World Park(ing) Day this September. It sounded like a bit of fun and is for a good cause so we jumped on board! This day aims to raise awareness of the important role public open space plays in improving the quality of our lives. The idea originally began in San Francisco in 2005 and has since turned in to a global movement.

There were a number of organisations around Tauranga and The Mount colonising parking spaces with exhibitions and installations, and it was a great day. We were set up outside Latitude 37 for the day enjoying the sun and interacting with the public. Those who were brave enough to get involved scored themselves a coffee or beer in exchange for a few push ups, a plank or a stint on the rowing machine. We chose an active installation as it aligns with the Lysaght ‘healthy mind, healthy body, philosophy. Check out the photo gallery to see the action.

You can read more about Park(ing) Day here