An exciting public waterfront space will be created in the ferry basin between Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf to provide a focus and connection for downtown businesses, residents, visitors and locals.
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 new watefront public space will be known as Te Wānanga.
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 It will be a place for respite and relaxation, an oasis inspired by our coastal and cultural environment.
A place for respite and relaxation, it will be an oasis inspired by our coastal and cultural environment. Following the 36th America's Cup, the space will be further extended towards Queens Wharf.
The Downtown public space will consist of a new piled wharf structure over the water, enabled by the relocation of existing ferry piers to the western side of Queens Wharf as part of the Ferry Basin Redevelopment project.