The redevelopment of Shed 10 on Queens Wharf presented a number of challenges to the design team. Shed 10 is part of the Queens Wharf Category 1 Historic Place, resulting in this project including a strong heritage element. Once one of four industrial warehouse buildings constructed between 1909 and 1913, Shed 10 is the last remaining original industrial building on the Auckland waterfront.
The challenge was to redevelop Shed 10 into a dual purpose Cruise Ship Terminal - capable of processing ships carrying up to 3000 people and a multi-purpose event space, all while retaining the heritage and integrity of the iconic shed.
The design solution effectively created a large, open, flexible base on which cruise and events overlay their specific programmes.
For example, when the shed is operating as a cruise terminal, an overlay of portable infrastructure including ticket counters, queuing systems, and security scanners are installed, when Shed 10 is not being used as a cruise terminal, this portable infrastructure is removed and stored, allowing the shed to operate as a flexible character event space.
Intrinsic to the project was the dedication to Auckland’s past and it’s future. The ground floor retains its robust functional character with its concrete floor, steel columns and exposed beams, while the first floor achieves a richer, warmer feel with its timber floor and timber sarked ceiling. As a high profile public facility Shed 10 has an important role to play in contributing to a more sustainable future.
The design includes incorporates a series of sustainable initiatives including energy generation from roof mounted photovoltaic panels, 100% natural ventilation and100% natural day-lighting of the first floor. Ultimately the redevelopment of Shed 10 has transformed the heritage building into a multi-functional space, encapsulating the heart and soul of Auckland’s Waterfront.
- 2015 NZ Commercial Project Awards - Restoration - Silver
- 2014 Best Awards - Bronze Pin - Sustainable Spatial Design
- 2014 Best Awards - Gold Pin - Public & Institutional Spaces