te wahine o te moana tower
this project was a government backed challenge to auckland council to create an icon for the 21st century that announced it's position as one of the world's most liveable cities.
the design sought to create a form that showcases Auckland and New Zealand as a city of the future. the shape of the tower expands and contracts to accommodate the functions it contains; a broader top for viewing platforms, a heliport (above heights that would pose hazards to the Harbour Bridge and cruise ships), business centre, a broader base for public and events-based spaces and a lattice and concrete mid-section to provide a plug-and-play framework for current and potential future uses.
presented to the auckland waterfront group (now panuku development auckland) in 2014 with the backing of multi-national corporates, it prompted the council to revisit elements of the waterfront masterplan with a view to "thinking bigger".