Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
Landscape Architect : Wraight + Associates
Lead Consultant : Athfield Architects
Client : Wellington Waterfront Limited
Project Status: Completed
The fundamental principles influencing the design of Taranaki wharf are:
– The establishment of a strong city to sea connection; and
– The re-imagining of the water’s edge as public promenade
– Maximising interaction at the water’s edge
– An authentic waterfront experience
These key factor interact, interleaf and overlap to generate a ribbon of open spaces that activate a stretch of harbourside promenade connecting Frank Kitts park in the north to Waitangi park in the south whilst acknowledging and cultivating critical connections to the city’s core.
The articulation of open spaces and circulation routes captures the site’s rich natural and cultural heritage.
Green seams of wet and dry gardens recalling the site’s ecological history waft and weft their way through a composition of industriallly detailed finishes and elements, offereing multiple opportunities to engage with one of the city’s prime assets – its habour – within an authentic wharf environment.