Spatial

Warren and Mahoney Architects 40 Waterview Connection

Built Environment 2018 Credits
  • Design Director
    Shannon Joe
  • Team Members
    Tom Locke, Andrew Barclay, Damon Aspden, Chris Brown, Dawid Wisniewski, Richard Somerville, Alex Harywosino, Hilton Miller, John Coop
  • Client
    New Zealand Transport Agency
Judge's comments:

It was a surprising Purple Pin winner – something we would all love to hate
Surprised by the scale and layering of detail on such an extensive project brought so many positives to that project.

There are iconic moments along the whole journey, embracing the opportunity that this gateway provides. The design proves just how emotionally strong design can be, evoking many feelings.

It is of the utmost importance to set the highest possible standards for the infrastructure the country builds for us. The form and proportion of this project as well as the technical resolution create a national level of aspiration for future infrastructure in the transport sector.

This project has and will continue to make a huge impact on Auckland and everyone that uses it, setting standards for public space of permanence and longevity.

With the city setting the standard for infrastructure at this level, it says a lot about what New Zealand is trying to achieve at this level.