A new international cruise ship terminal for Wynyard Wharf

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Low, Geoff
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Master of Architecture (Professional)
Unitec Institute of Technology
McConchie, Graeme
Pusateri, John
Masters Thesis
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Wynyard Quarter Waterfront (Auckland, N.Z.)
Auckland waterfront
cruise ship terminals
pedestrian experience
pedestrian traffic flows
ship terminals
Low, G. (2016). A new international cruise ship terminal for Wynyard Wharf. Research project explanatory document. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
The aim of this project is to analyse the issues of the current cruise ship terminal site, and design a new relocation site to provide for the current needs and progress, and increase the future demand. My design also acknowledges the importance of focusing on a sustainable scheme to enhance the natural environment for the public and visitors to enjoy. This is a two-level solution that, first, identifies and addresses problems in the existing cruise ship terminal, and relocates the cruise ship terminal over the new development site of Wynyard Wharf while it refines the connections to waterfront Auckland, and as well as resolves the traffic and ferry congestion at downtown. Secondly, it presents a signature infrastructure for a new cruise ship terminal that aims to generate public support for a sustainable design solution. The proposed new cruise ship terminal for the new development plan of Wynyard Wharf hopes to resolve the congestion and growth issues in the cruise in Queens Wharf. It also creates an international terminal that excites the senses and celebrates our sea-loving Pacific culture and maritime history. The challenge of adding a cruise ship terminal to the Wynyard Wharf neighbourhood is to respect the culture of the existing maritime and fishing industry, and the industrial heritage buildings that are being preserved. This design feature would enhance the industrial site of Wynyard Quarter, and develop the site into a modern urban environment that everyone could enjoy and experience.
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