Te Wero Bridge


Hyder Consulting, Denton Corker Marshall and Kenneth Grubb and Associates

Highly Commended
Wilkinson Eyre (UK) and Beca (Auckland)

Seven teams participated in the Stage 2 definitive design competition

The following top three EOI teams proceeded directly from Stage 1 to Stage 2:

- Wilkinson Eyre/Beca (UK/Auckland)
- Hyder Consulting/Denton Corker Marshall/Kenneth Grub and Associates (Wellington/Melbourne)
- Anish Kapoor/Arup/Balmond/AGU (London)

The following teams made it through from the transitional process governing admission to Stage 2:

- Richard Naish-RTA Studio/Minifie Nixon Architects, Arup, Rusk/Wright and Opus (Auckland/Melbourne)
- Takeshi Hashimoto/Tilt Group with Harch Studio, Pete Bossley Architects, Horden Cherry Lee Architects, Structure Design Ltd and Peter Heppel Associates (Tokyo/Auckland/London)
- Rewi Thompson/Warren and Mahoney, Holmes Consulting Group, Consolidated Engineering Company and NZ Strong Construction (Auckland)
- Roy Fleetwood/Schlaich Bergermann and Partner, Bennett Associates and Maunsell (Wellington/Germany).

More information and the winning design...


A dramatic opening bridge - for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport - is proposed on Auckland's city waterfront.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Bridge
Country New Zealand
RegDeadline 17 Aug 2007 GoogleCal iCal
31 Aug 2007
Eligibility Concept Design Competition: All

Auckland City Council is looking for outstanding design innovation, excellence and creativity.
Te Wero Bridge will connect the city with the soon-to-be-developed Wynyard Quarter. Viaduct Harbour is well-known to international sailors, Aucklanders (who passionately love their waterfront), New Zealanders and visitors from around the world. The bridge will complete a continuous waterfront connection between downtown Auckland and Wynyard Quarter to the west. Construction is expected to finish by early 2011. A project budget of NZ$35 million has been established.
Auckland City Council wishes to select designers for Te Wero Bridge on the basis of a two-stage process. There are two ways to enter Stage 1 of the process, so you will need to know which one best applies to you: a Concept Design Competition open to everyone, an Expressions of Interest process only open to professional consultant teams possessing proven experience with comparable challenges. Finalists from the Concept Design Competition who wish to participate in Stage 2, will need to join a team possessing capability proven to the satisfaction of Auckland City Council and submit an Expression of Interest proposal.

Auckland City Council

Richard Didsbury (Bachelor, the University of Auckland)
Peter Elliott (Director of Peter Elliott Pty Ltd)
John Hunt (Professor, the University of Auckland)
Will Thresher (Founder and Director of Thresher Associates)
Dr T.L. Rodney Wilson (Director of Auckland War Memorial Museum)

Competition Type

Prizes totalling NZ$10,000 will be awarded to Stage 1 finalists.

Entry Fee

A single A1

Public display of “Bridge Design Idea” submissions”: 3 to 14 September 2007
Concept Design assessment process commences: 3 September 2007
Announce finalists: 28 September 2007

Official Website