Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, in collaboration with mana whenua, have reimagined, redesigned and rebuilt Auckland’s waterfront.
Te Wānanga is our new public space that connects the land to the sea and looks out over the beautiful Waitematā Harbour. Located in the ferry basin between Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf, this is a place for Aucklanders, visitors, residents and businesses to enjoy respite and connection. It is an oasis inspired by our coastal and cultural environment.
As part of our commitment to delivering Te Aranga Māori Design Principles (Mana Tohu Ahi Ka Mauri) as a integral part of the Downtown Programme, the name Te Wānanga was gifted by mana whenua and means place of learning.
Te Wānanga is a space is to meet, discuss, deliberate and consider. It is a learning space focusing on events and hui including Para Kore, raranga and whakairo. It will also be a learning place for sea ecology including mussel ropes and ichthyology.
Te Wānanga blends the boundary between the city and the harbour, stitching together the elements of land and sea.
Watch the video below to see a timelapse of how Te Wānanga and Quay Street were constructed.