Completing Auckland City



This project was a lead on from the Uber-layering in the city" project.
It investigated the creation and connection of important nodal points within a range of city types. Nodal activities were defined as activities which required intensely populated singular destinations, such as dining and transport hub, while functions such as residential and office space were viewed as non-nodal points that occupied the remaining space.

More of these points were then inserted at a greater density within a given region, following a rule set created from the earlier investigation, creating a high intensity city environment while also enhancing the surrounding cities existing features.

One key development was the methods for three dimensional city planning, stepping away from tradition 2D plan view planning and moving to a method which allowed for nodes to be located at points within vertical and horizontal space and create connections between these points.

An important goal was to increase the density of inner city living while not sacrificing quality of life. One method to do this was by combining the purpose of major features of the building. Due to the scale of the development it became possible for the incorporate transport routes into the overall structural members. The space frame style superstructure is made up of members that contain walkways, roads, train lines and other forms of transport required within the city.