Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Wellington Waterfront’s new looks inspire

4 October 2005

Wellington Waterfront’s new looks inspire

The designs of five international architects for buildings to complete Waitangi Park are receiving widespread admiration.

At a Queens Wharf function last night, the capital’s architectural, design and business community expressed wonder and excitement as they absorbed the content of the show.

“We are delighted with the response,” Wellington Waterfront Chief Executive Ian Pike says. “It affirms our reason for going international – which was to expand and enhance the architectural experience in this city by opening the opportunity up to a larger range of possible contributors.”

The designs include organic forms from Netherlands architect Oosterhuis Lenard, buildings wrapped in traditional New Zealand motifs such as koru and ferns from Japanese entrant Shin Takamatsu and futuristic looks from another Netherlands architect, UN Studio.

A Wellington architect, Chris Kelly, and John Wardle, from Melbourne, are the other two finalis

“The work is all we hoped for,” Mr Pike says. “Challenging, courageous – a new look at the waterfront from a different perspective.”

A decision on the winning entrant will be announced in mid-November by a jury consisting of WWL Chair Fran Wilde, architects Ian Athfield, Professor John Hunt (Auckland University) Chris McDonald (Victoria University), architectural historian and Te Papa board member Jenny May and broadcaster Maggie Barry.

The exhibition is open to the public at the Exhibition Gallery, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, at Queens Wharf until October 9, and at the Wellington Waterfront Project Offices until October 21.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Decision Day: Peters Chooses Labour

Winston Peters says he will form a Government in coalition with Labour and the Greens giving confidence and supply.

Peters said he had been offered the position of Deputy Prime Minister and a number of other ministerial posts would go to his colleagues

He said economic and monetary policy changes were needed to face a coming economic downturn.>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election