Project Viaduct Basin public open spaces
Location Central Auckland
Client Auckland City
Collaboration Architectus Auckland (design, documentation, administration); designTRIBE/Rau Hoskins (masterplanning, cultural consultant)
Project team Rau Hoskins, designTRIBE office
Awards 2000 NZIA Local Award for Architecture
Budget $9 500 000
Completion 1999
Description The primary components of the project are the Waitematā Plaza, The Promenade and Market Square. A new seawall was built to edge "The Promenade," and engage the critical juncture of land and water. The upper level provides views of the waterfront, while the lower level allows for a more protected and intimate connection with the sea and recreates a sense of the natural waterfront.