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Auckland, Nuova Zelanda: Point Resolution Bridge by Warren And Mahoney
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Auckland Council invited Warren and Mahoney to provide conceptual ideas for a replacement pedestrian bridge connecting Tamaki Drive to Parnell baths and the adjoining headland of Pt. Resolution/Taurarua.

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The existing bridge, built in the 1930s was suffering severe structural fatigue and with the imminent electrification of Auckland’s rail network, the bridge needed to be raised.

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The new contemporary Pt Resolution bridge was conceived as a series of three sculpted arches, in turn supporting and cradling a pedestrian deck.

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Each arch was designed as a three dimensional sculptural element - an exoskeleton to support the pedestrian deck.

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The deck consists of a simple shaped concrete beam - hull-like in shape alluding to the yachts and the harbour beyond.

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A glass balustrade above the deck has a white interlayer or frit applied at its base to provide continuity to the concrete deck.

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The deck is cantilevered out over the harbour to provide a new viewing platform and enhance the functionality of the simple bridge.

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Both the concrete deck and the glass balustrade feature a collaborative artwork designed by Henriata Nicholas, a Māori artist.

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The local artist has designed a custom pattern that speaks of movement and water and will be engraved into the concrete beam as well as the glass balustrade.

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Its design will feature rippling water (puungarungaru) patterns to acknowledge Point Resolution's significance to local iwi.

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Location: Auckland, New Zeland Architect: Warren andMahoney Cost: $3.5 million Year: 2013 Client: Auckland Council

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