Few projects can claim to change the DNA of a city, but the recently completed Commercial Bay development in the heart of Auckland’s CBD has achieved this. The new development brings transport, retail, food and hospitality, commercial activities and a hotel together as integrated parts of the precinct, successfully building on and knitting together a confluence of previously separated and disorganized activities.
The growth of Auckland over the last ten years had brought this site into sharp focus, with the City pressing for a more urbane resolution of the multi-modal transport hub of ferry, rail and bus services and a solution which would embrace the harbourfront location.
The client, Precinct Property Group, commissioned a collaborative team to undertake this once in a century city-making opportunity. The project was designed by Warren and Mahoney in association with NH Architecture and Woods Bagot. It was a true collaboration of creative minds bringing their best to the project.