Auckland Transport (AT) is excited to announce that its recently opened Manukau Bus Station has been shortlisted for an award at the World Architecture Festival to be held in Amsterdam in November.
This prestigious nomination follows hot on the heels of the bus station being the sole winner in the Public Architecture category at the Auckland Architecture Awards (a programme run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects). The Architects for the Manukau Bus Station project were Beca in association with Cox Architects.
AT Chief Infrastructure Officer Greg Edmonds says he is delighted that AT's flagship infrastructure project, which opened in April, has already received high recognition.
"Working together with Mana Whenua was a significant part of the design and construction of the bus station. The use of natural timber, prominent Iwi creative expressions and Te Aranga Design Principles that guided the design of the vital stormwater management system and the natural ventilation systems have proven to be environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost-effective."
Features and benefits of the bus station:
- 23-bay bus station next to the existing Manukau Train Station.
- Improves passenger transfer between bus-bus and bus-rail services.
- Supports the increased volume and movement of buses to and from Manukau and the wider network.
- Built on the site of the Civic Building car park, on Putney Way (between Davies Avenue and Osterley Way). Universally accessible.
- Bike parking racks, taxi parking and drop-and-ride area. * AT Metro customer service centre.
- 24-hour security, help points and CCTV.
- Real-time passenger information.
- Waiting area, toilets, staff and office facilities.
- Retail outlets offering a range of convenience, food and beverage options. Visit at.govt.nz to find out more about the project and to watch the time lapse and drone footage of the construction.
Visit worldarchitecturefestival.com to find out more about the World Architecture Festival.