Takutai Square

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About this Project

Takutai Square is a redeveloped urban space set in the heart of the Britomart Precinct.

Sitting directly above the underground rail station, Takutai Square straddles the Te Ara Tahuhu walkway, and provides a public plaza to the Westpac on Takutai and Ernst Young Buildings which Peddle Thorp also completed with JPW.

It includes new Titoki trees to define the street edges, and a new 'front lawn' area for public use. It retains the earlier sculptural rock garden, pipi beds and water fountains by sculptor Chaz Doherty

Awards Won

  • 2012 Property Council NZ - Excellence, as part of overall development


Client Cooper and Company

Location Britomart
New Zealand

Completion date March 2010



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Takutai Square from the Britomart Station

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Takutai Square bounded by Westpac on Takutai and Ernst & Young and heritage buildings.

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Chaz Doherty water fountains were retained

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Roukai Lane leads to Takutai Square.

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Water fountains by sculptor Chas Doherty.

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 Lighting accents landscaping.

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New 'front lawn' for public use.

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Seating encourages public use. 

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Titoki trees define the street edges.

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