Site Map – Silo 7
Historical Analysis – 12 Hamer Street
1931 | western reclamation completed
May 1973 | Wilson’s (NZ) Portland Cement Ltd submit plans for a 5,000 ton, 110ft (33.5m) silo to Auckland City Council
July to September 1974 | piles & foundations laid | ground floor slab and two weighbridge pits completed | silo walls & internal columns complete to 4.5 metres above floor slab
October 1974 | construction suspended
March to May 1977 | construction recommenced
May 1977 | council advise Wilson Cement that the silo falls outside height restrictions and whilst it does not need to be demolished it can not be used for holding cement | lawyers from both parties become involved | eventually Wilson Cement are able to argue that “substantial progress” had been made before district scheme change and are able to use the silo for its intended purposes
December 1995 | 10m x 7.4m logo painted 3m down from the top of the silo
June 2011 | demolition of block walls
August 2011 | Wynyard Quarter and Silo Park open as a public space
Thanks to Auckland Council and Google Maps for images. Much appreciated.
So after a lot of work
and a lot of angst
this is what I handed in.
The renders all had some extra work done on them and I think (hope) it shows.
Final hand-ins are hard eh. But at some point you just have to stop.
12 days to go until final crit. I’m feeling both anxious and excited. I’m working furiously on plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, and renders. I’ll post them as I think they’re finished.
First up, the facade.
81 Fort Street facade – design includes larger windows and front doors and large picture and coloured windows on a new first floor.
An update on my studio work – I know you’ve been gagging for it (is that too familiar?).
The past two weeks have been spent head down, arse up, doing bulk planning for my hospice design at 81 Fort Street. I won’t bore you with all the iterations but here is the final set of drawings I presented at crit yesterday.
I haven’t posted the basement and ground floor drawings. They’re done, but they’re not exciting as I’m not really designing into them for this project.
A few tweaks to complete the planning and on with final drawings and renders. Not long to go now …