5 Carlaw ParkTPPPTT - Existing stations P -Potential stations CTC shown as a dashed line
6 Carlaw ParkConstitution Hill, Albert Park – part of green way leading to CBDCreate an Entertainment area &focal point eg. ‘Stanley St Circus’Improve access between CBD/University and Domain‘Iconic ‘Gateway’Repatriate original Domain landRevitalise Heritage warehousesDaylighting of Waipapa StreamProvide parking and rail services for DomainMuseum & ParnellNew Zealand ‘feel’ with iconic structure nested compatibly into valley of native trees and streamsEnable Greenway with cycleways and walkways from Newmarket to waterfront
7 Eden Park mapped onto Carlaw Park Parnell RdSH16RailwayEden Park Stadium fits easily onto a Carlaw Park reamalgamated back into the Domain. The Caltex Station site would be needed for street access and setback.
8 A Stadium by a major connected highway SOLUTIONSH16 is immediately at Carlaw Park’s front door
9 A Stadium with close proximity to rail Looking North – next stop BritomartSOLUTIONCarlaw Park is a site for a Stadium beside a dual track railway lineLooking South – next stop Newmarket
10 Stadium as an Emergency Centre Evacuation CentreNear HospitalPandemicNatural HazardExtreme WeatherAugust 28, 2005 — Residents are bringing their belongings and lining up to get into the New Orleans Superdome which has been opened as a hurricane shelter in advance of Hurricane Katrina. Most residents have evacuated the city and those left behind do not have transportation or have special needs.SOLUTION
11 Car parking for the Domain, Parnell etc. The Stadium could be elevated on a podium servicing as a car park.The Stadium Car park would address parking needs of:StadiumStanley Park TennisVector ArenaUniversity (including new Business School)Businesses in the CBDParnellDomainThe Domain could be returned as a Park for the people, not a Car-Park as it has become.SOLUTION
12 Weather Contingency for Domain events The Domain hosts the largest events in New Zealand over the Summer months.The Stadium could serve as an indoor contingency for large outdoor events in situations of poor weather.Encourage more events as risks could be better managed.SOLUTION
13 Parnell-Domain Connection Parnell once bordered the Domain, now the railway line divides the two.Connections over the rail via the Stadium could seamlessly connect Parnell to the Domain and provide safe access day and night.People from Parnell could walk or cycle to the Domain and save the use of the car.Similarly Parnell is made more immediately accessible to hospital staff during their lunch breaks.SOLUTION
14 University-Domain connection New Zealand’s largest University has little in the way of sports fields and large open spaces.The University is disconnected with the nearby Domain by SH16 and limited pedestrian and cycle connection.Bridge Connections over the SH16 via the Stadium could seamlessly connect University to the Domain and provide safe access day and night.SOLUTION
15 Parnell – CBD connection Parnell is New Zealand’s oldest suburb but it is islanded by the infrastructure of SH16 and the railway.The Stadium could connect via servicing bridges the Domain and CBD to ParnellThe area near the corner of Beach Road and Stanley St could be developed into an entertainment areaSOLUTION
16 Greenway access from Stadium to Queen St SOLUTIONView today from what could be the main entrance of the Stadium looking towards the CBD – a pedestrian greenway all the way to the Queen St via University campus &Albert Park. This convenient passage would put Auckland on show to tourists.
17 Turn the ‘armpit’ into a circus Major cities have centres for night entertainment.Often these areas have video walls, and places of focus such as round-a-bouts eg. New York Times Square, Shibuya Square (Tokyo), Piccadilly Circus (London).The areas in the vicinity of Beach Road/Stanley St is an opportunity for a key pedestrian connection point but now devoid of design.Could develop into a visually exciting place by Carlaw park this role as a place for people watching.Close access to the Stadium, Vector Arena for after match social occasions and visual ambience.Rail, roads, people, video walls, lights all dynamically choreographed in 3D.Shibuya (Tokyo)SOLUTIONTimes Square (New York)
18 Turn an ‘armpit’ into a circus 1860’s Beach Road waterfrontA ‘gateway’ roundabout could be established precisely at the very point of arrival by:Tainui CanoeFirst Settler ships (Jane Gifford, and Duchess of Argille) in 1842
19 Turn an ‘armpit’ into a circus The roundabout at this location is the first landing site of the Tainui Canoe to theSouthern shore of the Waitemata harbour.
20 Celebrate Auckland’s genesis as a park Auckland was born as a Park in July 1840 as the space between two streams-the Waipapa (Parnell), and the Waiparuru (Grafton). The historic meetingplace where the two streams met is in front of Carlaw Park. The streams could beDaylighted and featured in the design of the stadium (eg. Frank Lloyd Wright’s‘Falling Water’) to embed place making into the Stadium design.NewmarketParnellDomainWaipapa StreamWaiparuru StreamChief Apihai Te Kawau(Ngati Whatua)Gov.William HobsonMechanics BaySOLUTIONCarlaw ParkStreams shown on 1856 map by John Kinder
21 Repatriate the original Domain SOLUTIONCarlaw Park was in the original Domain as defined by the streams.The Domain is the oldest park in New Zealand and its original integrityshould be protected for this and future generations to enjoy.
22 Carlaw Park was in the Domain Augustus TerraceFraser ParkParnell RoadCarlaw Park is on Waipapa Stream swamp land.Carlaw Park site todayDomain is defined inside the paths of the Waipapa and Waiparuru Stream1846 Map of the Ropewalk and swamp where Carlaw Park is today
23 Carlaw Park was in the Domain Carlaw Park and the Mainline Steam Sites were part of the Domain. This map shows theland parcel boundaries defined by the Parnell bank of the Waipapa Stream in 1850s.The 1914 Railway line defines the Domain today. Over 4.3 hectares has gone missing from the Domain since 1860.Carlaw Park & Domain1850s map of Parnell and Carlaw Park area
24 Let the Domain reach again into Parnell This map illustrates the Mainline Steam area as being part of the Domainin 1870s (known then as Auckland Park). The Domain has a boundary withGibraltar Cres Properties). Note Parnell Road was then known as Epsom Road.Brookside was the name of Col. Matson’s property as it’s boundary was aBrook (ie. Waipapa Stream). Similarly Claybrook is named for its Waipapa streamassociation. Parnell’s Claybrook House (1842) is one of the oldest houses in Auckland.
25 Let the Domain reach again into Parnell Mainline Steam Sheds are on original Domain land. After repatriation this areaCould be retained as a heritage park, and front lawn for Parnell, where the Domain reaches into the suburbSOLUTIONThe ugly facades facing the Domain and Railway could be invigorated into the front facades onto park land. Retail, and event services could liven the connections and expand Parnell to embrace the Domain. The allies could become passages to gates, and livened up with retail and cafes.
26 “An Act to provide for the Management of the Public Domains” [2nd November 1860]This Act defined the Auckland Domain (Government Domain) in Schedule 1 as:“All that piece or parcel of land situated in the Parish of Waitemata in the County of Eden, containing 196 acres more or less, and known as the Government Domain or Auckland Park; - bounded towards the North-east by Suburban Section, No links, 300 links, 310 links, 306 links, 306 links, 304 links, and 300 links, and by a stream. Towards the South East by a road 1876 links, and by a road 960 links and 560 links. Towards the South by a road 569 links, and by a road 1187 links. Towards the South-west by a road 1612 links. Towards the West by the Provincial Hospital Grounds 299 links, 520 links, 824 links, and 220 links, by a stream dividing it from Suburban Section No. 18, to a marked Puriri tree, and by the said Suburban Section No. 18, 691 links and 396 links. Towards the North-west and North by a Mill race, by a line 175 links, and again by the Mill race, and by a line 423 links, and 405 links, to where the Boundary commenced.”196 acres = 79.3 hectares (over 4.3 ha missing now)1 hectare equals 10,000 square meters
27 ‘Daylight’ the Waipapa Stream The historic Waipapa Stream could be daylighted and the natural heritage of Auckland’s beginnings restored and preserved.The stream could once again flow along its historic 1840 path. The stream defines the footprint of Pukekawa, the volcanic cone of the Museum Hill. ThisThe stream could be recognised in the iconic structure of the Stadium with techniques like Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Falling Water’ to create belongingness tothe landSOLUTION
28 Schoolmasters (Kinder) House Newmarket ParkFlax Mill / Brewery (1850)Old Grammar SchoolSchoolmasters (Kinder) HousePukekaroaHillClaybrook House (1842)Old St Marys ChurchOld Parnell Tunnel ( )War Memorial Museum(Pukekawa Hill)Claybrook RdNew Parnell Tunnel (1915)Hobson Park Road(now Birdwood Cres)Great Parnell Landslip (1866)Domain Bridge (1840s – 1865)Birdwood CresKnox ChurchMajor Matson’s Brookside (1848)Hulme Court (1842)Domain Entrance ( )(Under Railway Bridge)Parnell RoadTe Rauparaha’s Internment (1846)Mainline Stream Train ShedsAcclimatisation Society Ponds (1860)Chinese Market Gardens (1850)Lowe & Motions Flour Mill ( )Robertson Rope Walk (1844)Ireland Bro. Tannery & Dock ( )CarlawParkCarson and Clark Saw Pit (1845)Parnell Bridge ( )Niccol & Sharp Boatyard (1845)Arrival of first Settler ships (1842)Stanley StWaipapa Marae (1850)
29 Celebrate Heritage on Stanley St. SOLUTION150 year old pub – The Stand Hotel (Swan)These heritage warehouses and old pubhave great character and could be usedIn hosting events associated with RWC.1856 photo by Kinder showing the Strand (Swan)
30 Pre-Carlaw ParkJames Robertson Built a Rope Walk to manufacture cordagefor ships rigging, mining, whaling, hang-man nooses, church bellsand a myriad of other uses. The Rope Walk was funded byGov. Robert FitzRoy, ex-Captain of the Beagle and shared his cabin withCharles Darwin's for 5 ½ years during which he formulated his revolutionary ideasthat lead to him writing the ‘Origin of Species’.James RobertsonRobertson Rope Walk initially powered by the flow of the Waipapa – Opened on May 11th 1843 (Kinder -1863)WaipapaRobertson Rope WalkChinese MarketGardenLargest Rope in the World (1903)Waipapa Stream entering into Rope Walk (Stevens -1887)
31 Cluster the Sporting Facilities Synergies for:Stanley St TennisRugbyCricketVector ArenaBowlingEtc.SOLUTION
32 Easy Pedestrian accessibility SOLUTIONPassages down Parnell’s historic streets could lead to different gate entrancesof the Stadium enabling the Stadium to be reached from all sides for quick filling, andRapid dispersing of crowds.
33 Easy Pedestrian accessibility Looking from Mainline Steam sheds towards Carlaw Park (on otherSide of the railway track). This view is taken from original Domain landon the Parnell side of the track. This area could be amalgamated backInto the Domain, and provide parkland and access to a station and Stadium
34 Carlaw Park is the perfect Stadium Site Emergency assembly place near hospitalCar parking facility for the DomainWeather contingency venueParnell – Domain connection enabledParnell – CBD connection enabledUniversity – Domain connection enabledStadium-Queen St GreenwaySH16Two rail stations could serve events – Kingdon St for Western lines, Museum Station for Southern lines.Auckland’s “Armpit’ to transform into a ‘circus’Repatriation of original Domain landStream DaylightingUrban renewalCluster sporting facilities for synergies