Quay Street

Tosh Graham 2ND YEAR

New Zealand by global comparison, has a strong cultural heritage of rural living, however today with a population approaching 4.5 million people, more than 70% of the country's citizens call the urban realm home. As a conceptual design tool, scale, in this project can refer to both spatial and temporal dimensions: processes an form. With this in mind, how can Quay Street become the link between waterfront and city through an investigation into scale and social activation.

Quay Street stretches along the city harbour side creating an axis where numerous spaces exist - activated or not. The brief was to investigate the areas and convey opinions and findings. I found that spaces of interest lay asymmetrically along the Quay Street axis, on the corner of Queen Street and Quay Street, I found a triangulation of sites: 1) The seating harbour side next to the Ferry Building, 2) Queen Elizabeth II Square and 3) Queens Wharf.