New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/10A - Page 19

Below:The new Clyde Quay Wharf development, developed by Willis Bond & Co and designed by Athfield Architects, has a form reminiscent of a large ship. The design references the original Overseas Passenger Terminal that occupied the wharf site for several decades. Waterfront regeneration in Wellington has taken a huge leap forward with the completion of the Clyde Quay Wharf development. And it’s not just that the development provides the missing link on Wellington’s waterfront promenade – it’s also about the creation of a vibrant, mixed-use urban precinct and a landmark building on a heritage site. Clyde Quay Wharf, developed by Willis Bond & Co and designed by Athfield Architects, replaces the former Overseas Passenger Terminal, which had been a Wellington Harbour landmark for many decades. Mark McGuinness, Willis Bond & Co managing director, says the company’s underlying objective for all its inner-city, mixed-use developments is to build “vibrant and sustainable communities that will stand the test of time”. “The prominence of this site and its proximity to the water made the desig