Shortlist of designs revealed for Auckland skyscraper

The Zaha Hadidn design.

A shortlist of five designs has been revealed for a high-rise that will be built at 65 Federal St – a site close to the Sky Tower in the Auckland CBD.

The designs were created by London-based architects Zaha Hadid, locals Warren and Mahoney, and international firms Woods Bagot, Cox Architecture, and Elenberg Fraser as part of an international design competition run by Melbourne-based property development company, ICD Property.

The architects each created two designs for the competition, with the first design following current city planning rules and the second showcasing what can be built with more liberal planning parameters. The latter are pictured. ICD could not immediately supply images of the "within planning rules" entries.

The judges are Graeme Scott from ASC Architects, NZIA fellow Julie Stout, ICD director Alice Smith and Greenstone Group MD Phil Eaton.

The winning design will be announced in October by ICD.

The total budget for the development is expected to be around $200 million, a rep for ICD says.

It is expected to be completed by 2022.

Warren and Mahoney's entry.
Warren and Mahoney's entry.


 

Elenberg Fraser's entry.
Elenberg Fraser's entry.


 

The Woods Bagot design.
The Woods Bagot design.

 

 

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