"auckland" tag

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What is a street? 10 cities explored through street films

A series of short films developed as part of the launch of the Global Street Design Guide have us going back to the drawing board, exploring past projects, articles and thoughts around the very definition of a street.

The Cities This Week: Celebrating Mandela

This week, we consider the commemorative gestures made in cities across the world to mark the passing of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
“The Auckland War Memorial Museum is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela by lighting up its exterior in the colours of South Africa for the next three nights. Its flags are already at half mast. Museum Director, […]

World Building of the Year

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand, designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia, has won the ‘World Building of the Year’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013.

#RWC2011: Auckland’s spectacular Cloud opens and ready to welcome the world

According to TVNZ, the main attraction of Party Central, The Cloud, has been opened to media, one week out from the Rugby World Cup.
The Cloud is part of the Queens Wharf venue which also features an exhibition space, two giant screens to broadcast games, food and beverage stalls, a business lounge and a main stage […]

#RWC2011: Auckland launches Link Bus System in time for Rugby World Cup

A new fleet of buses is set to take to Auckland’s roads in an effort to make public transport more accessible and effective.
The […]

Auckland Information kiosk: stacking 9 shipping containers

Stack nine shipping containers on top of each other, add in some cool multimedia interfaces and staff it with two helpful, waterfront aficionados and you have the new visitors kiosk in Karanga Plaza. The way-finding kiosk is set to be a key welcoming and rendezvous point for the area when the […]

Rugby World Cup 2011: Part 1 – Getting from Downtown to Eden Park Stadium #RWC2011

Our new feature, by a South African, now based in Auckland, takes us on a visual tour of Auckland, as the city prepares to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Yesterday I caught the train from Britomart train station (downtown) to Kingsland train station (Eden Park) so that I could provide us with some […]