Design Engine Architects Ltd.

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Queens Wharf


A new International Oceanliner Terminal Building and Public Building for the World Cup Rugby Tournament in New Zealand 2012.


Design Engine Architects submitted 3 concepts for the Queens Wharf Competition.

Concept 1: Inspired by the Volcanoes of Auckland and the Pohutukawa Flower. Structurally expressive and reminiscent of a Queens Crown.

Concept 2: An Urban Playground encouraging the blending of cultures and ages. Designed to be easily added on to, growing, amorphous, ephemeral and constantly changing.

Concept 3: The Southern Alps and the Volcanic Cones of New Zealand as crisp white sail-like cone shapes as an iconic formal statement that creates a unique identity that is synonomis with Auckland City.


These projects were submitted to the Competition but were not selected for the shortlist.