Wyn­yard wins award

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A pub­lic space in Wyn­yard Quar­ter has taken out top hon­ours in its cat­e­gory at the New Zealand In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tect awards.

The Karanga Plaza and Kiosk was de­signed by Ar­chi­tec­tus with Wa­ter­front Auck­land as the client and won the Plan­ning and De­sign cat­e­gory last month.

Judges praised the area’s ‘‘clar­ity, sim­plic­ity and suf­fi­ciency’’ which char­ac­terised the ur­ban de­sign pro­ject and sets a high stan­dard for the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of an im­por­tant Auck­land wa­ter­front precinct.

Wa­ter­front Auck­land chief ex­ec­u­tive John Dalzell says it is a great hon­our to have such a vi­tal part of Wyn­yard Quar­ter recog­nised.

‘‘The grand ur­ban de­sign idea was to come up with an al­ter­na­tive way of cre­at­ing pub­lic space, one that re­in­forces the unique qual­i­ties of its in­dus­trial and mar­itime set­ting to cre­ate a truly au­then­tic wa­ter­front ex­pe­ri­ence.’’

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