Community

Wynyard Quarter

Project address

Auckland

Completion Date

June 2014

We are working with many noted national and international Architects in many areas to help reshape Wynyard Quarter to become a key area within Auckland’s CBD.

Image by Todd Eyre Photography 

Image by Todd Eyre Photography 

Image by Todd Eyre Photography 

Image by Todd Eyre Photography 

Image by Todd Eyre Photography 

eCubed are engaged on many of Auckland’s Waterfront projects.  We are working with many noted national and international Architects in many areas to help reshape Wynyard Quarter to become a key area within Auckland’s CBD.  This includes providing full building services design on the $26m Viaduct Events Centre.

Wynyard Quarter, including the Tank Farm, represents a major opportunity for Auckland to regain connection with the waterfront with a major public park and high quality development connected back to Victoria Park. We acted as ESD sub-consultants to the urban designers, Architectus.

We developed a site wide sustainability framework including benchmarking. The masterplan includes two sustainable axes for water and energy which will demonstrate state of the art approaches to sustainability and in particular stormwater re-use and treatment, and renewable energy supply.

A proposal was developed for renewable energy to be generated on-site and designed to make all the Quarter’s infrastructure (mainly lighting) carbon neutral using a combination of localized photovoltaic arrays and wind generators. The street lighting also included an innovative mix of LED and dimmable electronic metal halide luminaires with an Echelon lighting control system. Street lighting consumes 30% of the council’s energy and the system is intended to demonstrate a new way forward in this area. The intention is that all buildings within the Quarter achieve a minimum 5-star NZGBC rating.

Detailed design work included lighting design for Jellicoe Street, Gateway Plaza and VEC Surrounds and the building services design of the Viaduct Events Centre and new Auckland Theatre Company.

Gateway Plaza is a fantastic open public space in the area just beyond where The Wynyard Crossing

pedestrian bridge that links the Viaduct Harbour with Wynyard Quarter, Jellicoe Street, North Wharf promenade and the Viaduct Events Centre.   This large public park features seating, art and steps down to the water’s edge.

Silo Park, at the western edge of Jellicoe Street, features the retained 35 metre Golden Bay cement silo and ‘six-pack’ in recognition of the area’s industrial heritage. Bookended by the marine sector’s superyacht berth and fit-out facility, Silo Park offers westward views of Westhaven Marina and the Auckland Harbour Bridge with open air cinema on summer evenings.

This extensive transformation of Auckland’s Waterfront completed in July 2011 has transformed the public interaction with the waterfront.  The images show the transformation from design into reality.  eCubed are proud to be involved in these waterfront urban renewall projects both in Auckland and Wellington.