New Lynn TOD Transit Oriented Development
 

New Lynn TOD Transit Oriented Development

Client:
Waitakere City Council / ARTA / Ontrack

Location:
Auckland

Completion:
2010

Project Value:
$30m

Design Partner
Brewer Davidson Architects

Contact:
James Mooney

“Modal priority in interchanges should follow the principle of having the most efficient and sustainable modes given the most prominent location.”

Designed in association with Brewer Davidson Architects, the key component of the New Lynn Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is the formation of a trench within the rail corridor, enabling the station and associated double-tracking to be constructed below grade.

Under Council’s Plan Change 17 significant areas of residential development are proposed south of the rail corridor as well as large areas re-zoned from ‘working’ to ‘community’.

Located at the juncture of the established centre and the developing area south of the tracks the project elements are brought together below a distinctive canopy structure which provides the desired level of visibility and presence within this significant urban environment.

Interchange priority is given to trains, pedestrians, cyclists and buses although the wider project also provides an opportunity to improve vehicular movement through and across New Lynn while reducing traffic flows through the centre.

Emphasis is placed on ease of transfer between modes of transport within a safe environment with a high level of amenity. Facilities for public transport users include an enclosed “airport standard” waiting lounge, platform access via escalators, bike lockers and a high standard of materials and finishes throughout the project.

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By lowering the rail track beneath road level, the Architects have untangled local infrastructural knots and provided ample space for a user-friendly platform. Laudably, art has been integrated into this gritty subterranean environment in the form of GRC relief panels, sculpted by Louise Purvis, which run along both sides of the track. A successor to the noble tradition of railway architecture, this project is a beacon of quality in a sea of indifferent buildings and a benchmark for future development.

NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award Citation 2012

Client:
Waitakere City Council / ARTA / Ontrack

Location:
Auckland

Completion:
2010

Project Value:
$30m

Design Partner
Brewer Davidson Architects

Contact:
James Mooney

Awards

NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award – Public Architecture 2012
NZIA Auckland Architecture Award – Public Architecture 2011
PCNZ Property Industry Excellence Award – Special Purpose Property 2011