Thank you :hug: ... we loved the "open day" and now we are very excited about the possibilities. The views are incredible and my idea for the cafe\restaurant will work so well, the views from that point are INCREDIBLE (Harbour Bridge, The ferry's coming and going, Prince's Wharf .... stunning !)^^ Gave some good feedback on that.
The more I look at this one, the more I like it.
:lol: That is exactly what we thought, dream projects The NZ Herald will probably choose the one that is just one huge park :lol:^^ Yeah I liked those ones aswell. But as you know, there is no way in hell the politicians will let them go through. Too radical and too expensive or else our rates will go up and the herald will publish a story and no one will vote for banks bla bla
So those are the ones that caught my eye. And what will probably win? Probably none of these. Probably something like one of these two: something that’s simple and box-like and could just as easily be in a suburban park; something unchallenging that re-uses the two existing barns; something with open plazas so windswept and vast – so pedestrian and unimaginative – it’ll feel like Red Square by the Water; something without a hope of earning back its construction costs, so that you’d wonder whether it would even be worth the bother and the expense. Nice pictures but.
You can pretty much tell that this is Gordon Moller's Design, and I wont be surprised at all if it gets chosen...Very safe, unimaginative and bland.A bill for development that neither the government nor the two councils involved – or, I’ll wager, most of their ratepayers and taxpayers -- really wants to pick up. Which is why two sheds are supposed to be retained which are so unattractive that if they were on a back block in Piopio you’d probably knock them down – yet here they are in a prime spot about to have the world’s eyes on them, and all the talk is how to bodge up some way to ‘make them work.’