Hurstmere Green

On January 20, 2013 by Eye on Auckland

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Takapuna is growing up

Along with St Patrick’s Square, Hurstmere Green is Auckland’s best new public space. Attention to design and detail is phenomenal. I love the Brett Graham sculptures, the references to Auckland’s volcanic topography, the timber loungers and the reminders of the site’s heritage. There are rumours that the building blocking access from the Green to the Beach could be purchased by the Council and demolished, opening a vista from Hurstmere Road to the sea and Rangitoto beyond  - how cool would that be ? Don’t hold your breath though, Takapuna is fast gaining the nickname “Jurassic Park” thanks to the whingers and the narrow-minded who try and stop any form of progress in the area. Thankfully they are the minority but still gather way too much attention. Takapuna is finally coming of age and I look forward to spending more time in the area and watching a once upon a time backwater become the pearl onshore. Sit back and enjoy the photographs I took when last I visited the area.

Tip for The Auckland Council | Invite Sills van Bohemen Architects (design team responsible for the new Hurstmere Green) to submit a design concept for the upgrade of Freyburg Square.

Hurstmere Green

Hurstmere Green

Hurstmere Green

Hurstmere Green

Hurstmere Green

Hurstmere Green

Hurstmere Green

Hurstmere Green

 

3 Responses to “Hurstmere Green”

  • Patrick

    Thanks for the new posts, Hurstmere Green very impressive
    did you ever find any info on the new ATI block just opened?

  • The Eye

    You are most welcome Patrick, it is great to be back and to actually have the time to post again :) Excuse my ignorance, what is ATI ?

  • Deleuze

    Great space love it. Beautiful finishes. more polished concrete than 50 kitchen benchtops

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