Best Public Space 2012

On January 22, 2013 by Eye on Auckland


Wynyard Quarter a sure winner

Urbis magazine has chosen Wynyard Quarter as the best Public Space of 2012. I sure as hell can’t disagree but I do believe that Britomart’s Takutai Square and The Pavilions also deserve a mention. This is what Urbis magazine had to say: “the reclaimed land on the western edge of the waterfront, is not one but a number of experiences. There are places to eat, drink and play; places to sit, watch and walk. There are monumental edifices, historic and new, alongside more subtle moments. The greatest design moves ? Well, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but the decision to retain and enhance the existing fishing and maritime industries was a good starting point. Slotting in a great playground wasn’t a bad idea either, and letting people get down and put their feet in the water was inspired. All photographs taken by me:

North Wharf

Karanga Plaza

Silo Park

North Wharf

Silo Park

Silo Park Markets

Silo Park




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