Wynyard Central

Wynyard Central

Architectus has been involved in the creation of the Wynyard Quarter Urban Design Framework for the past 15 years; a fundamental premise of that document is to build on the character of the Wynyard Quarter into the future.

The challenge with adding to the neighbourhood is to respect the character imbued into the precinct by the marine and fishing industry and the industrial quality that exists in many of the heritage buildings that are being retained. Wynyard Central must add to and complement this character.

The project is part of an integrated, cohesive master plan. The plan’s ambition is to bring the outside in, connect to spaces and uses within the wider waterfront precinct and to form neighbourhoods within neighbourhoods, in the themes of green, gritty and blue. The result will be a precinct with many layers, integrated yet flexible.

Housing has been designed for a variety of residents, with a particular emphasis on the development of family residences, through considered space planning as well as child friendly amenities and safe outdoor spaces. Sustainability principles permeate every aspect of the design. Public spaces are celebrated, and ground floor edges are activated and engaging. Wynyard Central will be home to a mosaic of lives and activity, interwoven and independent, in a thriving waterfront context.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Client
Willis Bond
Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Floor area
18 000 m²
Completed
2018
Original value
$60m
Contact
Patrick Clifford

Awards

  • Home of the Year 2019 - Multi-Unit Category
  • NZIA, Auckland Architecture Award, Housing Multi-Unit, 2019