About the project
The much-loved Silo Park community space is extending to encompass the area between the Gantry and the sea that was previously home to the bulk storage terminal
The design strongly reflects the waterfront’s heritage, acknowledging the context of the site within the Waitematā and retaining elements of the space’s industrial history as support to Wynyard Quarter’s waterfront identity. Incorporated amongst areas to play and native plantings, are nine of the stainless steel silos and the existing exchanger (valve) pit with a transparent cover to reveal its inner workings.
Mana whenua identity is also strongly reflected throughout the space’s design with the key feature being a waka-inspired pavilion called Te Nukuao designed by artist Tessa Harris, which will provide shelter from the elements; and the area’s surface design being curated by Reuben Kirkwood – both artists are of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki.
This project will be completed at the end of 2020