Designed by Architectus, Queen Street upgrade is located in Auckland, New Zealand. The Queen St Project seeks to improve the functionality and appearance of Auckland’s main street. The design seeks to express the different activity zones and uses of Queen St while unifying and strengthening the street as a whole. ‘Continuous’ elements such as bluestone paving, specially designed furniture, canopies and structured planting will unify the street while key nodal areas are celebrated with intermittent elements such as distinctive detailing, iconic Nikau Palms and sculptural seating elements.
Key nodal areas defined by historical and typographical significance are the Karangahape Road and Quay St Intersections, Myers Park, the Civic Precinct and the original foreshore line. These areas will be marked by specially commissioned artworks and collaborative project work.