The bright and airy Manukau Bus Station is a place in which you could easily spend a few hours admiring the striking architecture and looking out through picture windows as buses arrive and depart.
As one of Auckland Transport’s integrated transport hubs, it’s setting a precedent for a new and simpler way to travel. Connecting buses and trains at interchanges like these encourages more people to take public transport and provides a more efficient service into the CBD.
From the initial options assessment to preliminary design right through to construction, our multi-disciplinary team engaged with a number of key stakeholders to deliver functionality with unique architecture, sustainable features, and innovative structural design.
On a 1:100 gradient, 23 bus bays sit alongside an amenity building comprising a central ticket kiosk, layover space for bus drivers, operations rooms, and retail/convenience stores. Passengers connect seamlessly to the surrounding streets, the Manukau train station, Hayman Park and Manukau City.
No-one can miss the unique sawtooth roof design. Every piece is different, allowing natural light to flood into the building. Automated louvres and natural ventilation provide cooling and north- and northeast-facing façades allow direct sunlight to stream in during cooler months. A 12m deep cantilevered canopy offers protection from the weather and flexibility for future bus bay layouts.
Manukau’s integrated hub is a refreshing change and provides everyone with a reason to take the bus to the city.
2018 New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Auckland Awards - Public Architecture category (Beca in association with Cox Architects)