Soapbox Sculpture

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A striking architectural sculpture designed by an all-women team, Soapbox celebrates 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand. 

A platform for empowerment  

Composed of steel and deeply pigmented glass-reinforced concrete, the sculpture depicts a large raised dais or speaking platform. The refined nature of the sculpture’s form, and its intricate patterning and textured surfaces, are a reinterpretation of the traditional ‘soapboxes’ used by suffragettes in the 1800s to spread messages about the vote for women. At approximately four metres long and up to three metres wide, ‘Soapbox’ is designed to be both interactive and contemplative; to be observed, stood on or sat upon by the public.

By creating a raised platform to view the lake, the sculpture encourages people to feel empowered and to take a long view of history, one that encompasses the past and future generations. 

Project Details:

  • Client: Auckland Council
  • Sector: Culture & Community
  • Location: Auckland
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Status: Completed 2019
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Soapbox Sculpture

A striking architectural sculpture designed by an all-women team, Soapbox celebrates 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand. 

A platform for empowerment  

Composed of steel and deeply pigmented glass-reinforced concrete, the sculpture depicts a large raised dais or speaking platform. The refined nature of the sculpture’s form, and its intricate patterning and textured surfaces, are a reinterpretation of the traditional ‘soapboxes’ used by suffragettes in the 1800s to spread messages about the vote for women. At approximately four metres long and up to three metres wide, ‘Soapbox’ is designed to be both interactive and contemplative; to be observed, stood on or sat upon by the public.

By creating a raised platform to view the lake, the sculpture encourages people to feel empowered and to take a long view of history, one that encompasses the past and future generations. 

Project Details:

  • Client: Auckland Council
  • Sector: Culture & Community
  • Location: Auckland
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Status: Completed 2019
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Soapbox Sculpture

A striking architectural sculpture designed by an all-women team, Soapbox celebrates 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand. 

A platform for empowerment  

Composed of steel and deeply pigmented glass-reinforced concrete, the sculpture depicts a large raised dais or speaking platform. The refined nature of the sculpture’s form, and its intricate patterning and textured surfaces, are a reinterpretation of the traditional ‘soapboxes’ used by suffragettes in the 1800s to spread messages about the vote for women. At approximately four metres long and up to three metres wide, ‘Soapbox’ is designed to be both interactive and contemplative; to be observed, stood on or sat upon by the public.

By creating a raised platform to view the lake, the sculpture encourages people to feel empowered and to take a long view of history, one that encompasses the past and future generations. 

Project Details:

  • Client: Auckland Council
  • Sector: Culture & Community
  • Location: Auckland
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Status: Completed 2019
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