Te Wānanga - a new Tāmaki Makaurau public space at the meeting point of Te Waitematā and the City Centre.
Located at the waterline of the Downtown ferry basin, Te Wānanga is a significant new public space that forms a unique and innovative coastal connection between whenua (land), moana (sea/harbour) and tāngata (people).
More than simply a pleasant place to gather and move through, Te Wānanga has a strong and innovative design focus on improving land-based and marine-based ecological health.
Te Wānanga is a design collaboration between Mana Whenua, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and a collection of local design firms.
This collaborative design process strengthened and elevated design outcomes to deliver a project that expresses local identity, culture and history that reflects Tāmaki Makaurau and the downtown area.
Ngāti Whātua Ki Kaipara
Ngāti Whātua Runanga
Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua
Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki
Te Ākitai Waiohua
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Mana Whenua Specialists
Tessa Harris (Ngai Tai Ki Tāmaki)
Reuben Kirkwood (Ngai Tai Ki Tāmaki)
Richelle Kahui-Mcconnel (Ngāti Maniapoto)
Charmaine Baillie (Ngāti Whātua/Te Uri O Hau)
Jarrod Walker (Ngāpuhi)
Landscape Architect - Isthmus Group