Described by one of the judges as “A celebration of public realm, an installation whose form and colour invites us in from a distance and inspires us to partake in the joy of nature. A clever intervention that transforms its environment, and vice versa. Makes you think about how much the city needs more fun stuff for people of all ages” – Design Institute of New Zealand, Best Design Awards for 2019.

Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh, Patrick Loo, and Sarosh Mulla recently spoke at the Best of the Best Designers Speak®  Series in Auckland about their award winning interactive Rainbow Machine – a project Holmes Consulting is proud to be a part of! Some of our team here at Holmes Consulting and Holmes Fire went along to the evening to hear this award winning team speak about their design and offer the audience first hand insights into their project.

Our very own Fred Houet, Senior Project Engineer in our Structural Team in Auckland, was a major contributor to this incredible project. Helping Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh, Patrick Loo, and Sarosh Mulla’s creative vision come to life.

The Project involved the following people:

Creative Directors and Design Directors: Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh, Patrick Loo, and Sarosh Mulla.

Team Members: Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh, Patrick Loo, Sarosh Mulla, Tony Cranch, David Thomas, Terry Palmer, David Beach, Fred Houet, and Abe Romeril.

Contributors: Otahuhu Engineering, Callaghan Innovation, Kiwi Star Optics, Holmes Consulting, Parkby Projects, and Anna Starr.

Client: Auckland Council, Waitematā Local Board.

Read more about this impressive interactive public artwork-cum-engineering marvel here: