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Taranaki Wharf West

Wellington Waterfront, New Zealand

Project Team

Landscape Architects –Wraight + Associates
Architects – Athfield Architects Ltd
Project Management – Wellington Waterfront Ltd
Illustration – Stantiall Studio

Client : Wellington Waterfront Limited
Project Status: Completed

Project Objectives

  • Provide open space annex to the new Wharewaka building.
  • Provide a variety of open space opportunities.
  • Improve water access to the lagoon.
  • Provide comprehensive connections to the broader waterfront area and adjacent city fabric.

Key Features

  • A high amenity assembly and recreational space;
  • A contemporary setting for the new Wharewaka building with highly visible connections to the lagoon and harbour adjacent;
  • A vibrant and highly connective promenade network;
  • Flexible seating terraces for event and daily uses
  • Cultural + historical connections – grove of Karaka trees expressing Iwi ancestral connections and revelation of the old sea wall and extension of its alignment through the adjacent plaza.
  • Waterfront palette of robust urban materials that communicate the site’s working port history.