Wynyard Quarter’s fifth birthday
What was once an unassuming space on Auckland’s waterfront has truly transformed in the last five years.
On August 6, Wynyard Quarter celebrates five years since its makeover began.
The 37 hectare site has been home to the marine and fishing industries for decades but in August 2011 the waterfront began its transformation.
The development made up of Silo Park, North Wharf and Karanga Plaza has opened up another space for Aucklanders to enjoy.
Frith Walker is the place making manager at Panuku Development Auckland and has carefully activated the space in the last five years.
‘‘You knew you were going to be doing something that impacted the city for a very long time and work that’s going to be here for generations,’’ she says.
‘‘People are genuinely attached to the space and it’s not just, I’ll go and get drunk but it’s a feeling that you get that you’re proud of it.’’
In the last five years the space has transformed with new bars, eateries, events and buildings.
In 2018 people will be moving in to the residential buildings and calling it their backyard.
On August 6 Wynyard Quarter will be filled with kids yoga, circus games, free harbour crossings, street food and the Silo Cinema from 9.30am till 5.30pm.
North Wharf has transformed with Silo Park now a popular spot for Aucklanders and tourists.