NZ Herald Kicks off A Waterfront Campaign Again
Since Monday, I have noticed The NZ Herald now running a more concerted effort into this Waterfront Redevelopment campaign – with a spiel from Waterfront Auckland Chairman Bob Harvey appearing in today’s chapter.
These are the chapters from the NZ Herald Waterfront Campaign:
This week, we examine the key issues in a campaign to break open Auckland’s waterfront. This means:
1) Opening up what’s already there for everyone’s use – particularly Queens Wharf, which is still far from reaching its potential;
2) Looking ahead to more wharves being opened, notably Captain Cook Wharf; and
3) Planning the entire waterfront – importantly, including ports land – as urban space, whether or not the working port is retained or developed.
Monday: What readers want on the waterfront
Tuesday: Auckland Architecture Association sketches the all-time good ideas
Today: Tourism on the waterfront
Tomorrow: The working port and its vision for Auckland
Friday: Where our city leaders stand.
You can click on the respective links thus far to see the Herald graphics and articles
Although on the back burner and about to be restarted, I started doing some draft work on what I would like to see on the Waterfront. Called The Auckland Water-Frontier, basically I kicked out Port of Auckland and relocated it to Clevedon and redeveloped the site in an area of mixed use. By mixed use I mean the Waterfront from Wynyard Quarter to Judges Bay would contain the following:
- Open Green Space
- Residential Living
- Commercial Office Space
- Commercial Retail/Services Space
- Two Cruise Ship Terminals
- An Iconic NZ Statue
- Two Feature Buildings
- Utilise existing facilities such as Fish Markets and Maritime Museums
- Hospitality Facilities (bars, cafes, restaurants etc)
- Full Transit Links
I have both graphics and documents showing what I would like to see for the Auckland Waterfront
For Wynyard Quarter I have this from my time at the University of Auckland
And from Queen’s Wharf through to the east (Judges Bay) I have these two graphics highlighting my draft drawings thus far (click to enlarge)
I also highly recommend checking out my posts/commentary on The Auckland Water-Frontier by checking out The Auckland Water-Frontier Index which is updated when a new Water-Frontier post is written.
I shall endeavour to focus a bit more time on The Auckland Water-Frontier which commentary on Auckland’s Transport a bit dead at the moment. I’ll tell you what, by the end of next week I shall complete all the draft rendering for building representations and start work on some micro detailing to which I will showcase here at BR:AKL.
Again constructive feedback is welcome. Meanwhile I go send for thoughts and views to both the NZ Herald and Auckland Council on my thoughts for Auckland’s Waterfront come Frontier.
Although – another lost cause for Auckland here from the NZ Herald and our civic leaders? Or in short Auckland about to miss the boat – AGAIN? Suppose we shall see soon enough.