The redevelopment of Shed 10 on Queens Wharf presented a number of challenges to the design team. Shed 10 is part of the Queens Wharf Category 1 Historic Place, resulting in this project including a strong heritage element. Once one of four industrial warehouse buildings constructed between 1909 and 1913, Shed 10 is the last remaining original industrial building on the Auckland waterfront.
The challenge was to redevelop Shed 10 into a dual purpose Cruise Ship Terminal - capable of processing ships carrying up to 3000 people and a multi-purpose event space, all while retaining the heritage and integrity of the iconic shed.
The design solution effectively created a large, open, flexible base on which cruise and events overlay their specific programmes.
When the shed is operating as a cruise terminal, an overlay of portable infrastructure including ticket counters, queuing systems, and security scanners are installed, when Shed 10 is not being used as a cruise terminal, this portable infrastructure is removed and stored, allowing the shed to operate as a flexible character event space.