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The Wynyard Quarter Shipping Container Kiosk, Auckland, New Zealand.

Stack nine shipping containers on top of each other, add in some cool multimedia interfaces and staff it with helpful, waterfront aficionados and you have the new visitors kiosk in Karanga Plaza, Wynard Wharf on the Auckland Waterfront.

The structure has two elements – a ‘pavilion’ and a ‘tower‘, these define the plaza space and (edges horizontally) and introduce vertical scale that provides a visual landmark. The cantilevered top of the tower stack accommodates a glowing light box that defines the plaza at night.

Inside there’s a video wall looping montage of key waterfront industries – and the screen is also suitable for presentations if required after hours.

The kiosk is also the starting point for five audio tours of the area that you can download to your mobile phone, which covers Marine and Fishing, Past to Present, Urban Design and Sustainability, Maori Heritage and Art.

Courtesy Of: Waterfront Auckland
Photos Courtesy Of: Jeremy Litten

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