Trust shit-face Orsman to show the worst pic to try and stir up a reaction from the nimby trolls ... The concept sounds far more promising than the picture itself. Thank God we don't have an Orsman in Melbourne
See this PDF for further info.Council (together with Waterfront Auckland and AT) have just announced that the current access to Queen’s Wharf next to the ferry terminal is going to be closed, and a new left-in / left-out only driveway will be opened further east.
I fail to see how that is going to make any difference, it is still a rat run for cars hno: They should reclaim space where the buses stop and make that a 5min drop-off zone - leave Queens Wharf car-free.
Does anyone have more of the concept art all will that be released on Thursday? I can't see anything on the Waterfront Auckland website.Plans for a facelift to Auckland's waterfront have been revealed, and they appear to provide for more generous public space...
Yeah I saw that post just after I posted. It looks good. The key will be getting the activation along Queen Street right.There's a few things here, but there wasn't a lot of images just high level designs and not of Queens Wharf
The report the images comes from contains this which gives some hints which ties in with some of the other things that have been suggested recently.Wow. Those new proposed public spaces on Transportblog look really promising. :cheers:
Any news on the actual Queens Wharf? That has to be one of the biggest disappointments in Auckland in recent years. Talk about squandered potential.
^^^^^^Michael Parekowhai is probably new Zealand's most celebrated modern sculptor with exhibitions (one on in Brisbane now) and works all over the world.
He's represented NZ at the Venice Bienalle. We don't have an awful lot of large scale public works but we do have a history of rubbishing every one that is proposed. I remember Ihara's Wind Tree being described as a colossal waste of money.
Personally I like this. It pays observance to Barfoot and Thompson (who are stumping up a mill) and links the land to the sea and sky. I like the motif of the stellar navigation as we are a nation of immigrants and journeyers.
A picture of just the outside is misleading. Like taking a photo of a box and ignoring the contents. Parekowhai consistently designs external shells with contents that then challenges our preconceptions.
That's my initial thoughts. Can't comment on the design - that's subjective.^^^^^^
Yes..agree on the creator and aesthetics .but placing it on a wharf??