TCL together with Tom Chapman and Waterfront Auckland have produced a film focused on the design story of Auckland Waterfront. The Landscape Architecture and Urban Design of the Waterfronts redevelopment transform a forlorn industrial and maritime precinct into a mixed-use precinct.
Working waterfronts are constantly in flux; crusty, utilitarian, muscular and dissolving, with temporal qualities that engage all of our senses. Contemporary waterfront redevelopments are often characterised by the removal of these qualities that attract us to these places. At Auckland’s Wynyard Point redevelopment these conventions are challenged in a development that transforms a forlorn industrial and maritime precinct into a layered, mixed-use precinct.
The design weaves public realm experiences around these ‘as found’ conditions. Jellicoe Harbour and Silo Park demonstrate a receptiveness to investigate, embrace and interpret a narrative of place in the creation of a contemporary and authentic public realm experience.
We hope you enjoy.