Wynyard wins award
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.’’