A northern transport terminal to serve Wellington. It combined bus, trains, ferries + cruise ships into one hub permitting interchange between all modes.
An exploration of the algorithmic design tool developed for my masters thesis. The project defines a ferry terminal to link all modes of transport in the Wellington Public Transport Network. The location is a unique opportunity where trains, buses and water transport come within proximity of each other. All three modes are united in this transport hub each requiring complex and unique parameters to function. For example, ferry and cruise ships have docking requirements, buses must remain close to Hutt Road and trains are limited by the motorway which divides the site. This complex programme provided a complicated equation for the algorithmic design tool to solve.
Rather successfully a sculptural form is generated within the bounds of the required programme servicing all transport requirements. This project demonstrates the capabilities of the early stage design tool developed.
The project is featured on the cover of the 2015 VUW Architectural Prospectus Hand Book.