Brick Bay Folly 2019
We recently contributed both sponsorship and expertise to help get a stunning student-designed artwork built at the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail in Snells Beach.
The Sculpture Trail is nestled into the natural bushland on the Brick Bay Vineyard. The Brick Bay Folly sculpture competition has been running for five years and is intended to encourage young designers to excel in their craft and exhibit their winning entry on the sculpture trail.
This year’s winning entry is aptly named The Wood Pavilion and was designed and built by four first-year MArch students at the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning.
Our Design Manager Philip Haycock followed the design and build process with the students, who made a series of digital and scale physical models, generated well-detailed fabrication drawings, then built the sculpture in full scale multiple sections off-site before finally assembling them on site at Brick Bay.
It was great to see the students get some hands-on practical experience and an understanding of the planning and problem solving required to bring an idea to life. The on-site build experience was very challenging for them and they learned to adapt their design quickly to solve problems insitu.
The finished sculpture is comprised of 419 pieces of standard 90x45mm timber, naturally stained and woven together with threaded rods and minimal metal bracketry.