WYNYARD COMMONS

'Wynyard Commons' is a new open space at the heart of the Wynyard Quarter. The space integrates social infrastructure, low impact design and a 'designed topography' into a contemporary park space which establishes a 'backyard' for the precincts anticipated residential and working populations.


The park will provide the recreational and social focus for the anticipated new living and working population of the Wynyard Quarter. In contrast to the highly programmed and urban waters edge spaces the design concepts for the Commons seek to unify the park and surrounding streets via a single shared surface ground plane (a carpet of basalt) which establishes pedestrian priority. 


Low impact design strategies are integrated with the adjacent Daldy Street Linear Park network. A sophisticated park topography which recalls the former underlying sea bed geology accommodates a range of recreational and event programs. 

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Location_   Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
Client_   Waterfront Auckland + Watercare + Auckland Transport   
Date_   2013 - Current
Budget_  $5m  
Team_   JACOBS + E3BW