Newmarket Railway Station, Auckland

Newmarket Railway Station Auckland, Opus Architecture, Herriot + Melhuish

Newmarket Railway Station Redevelopment, Auckland

Rail Building on the North Island of New Zealand – design by Opus Architecture / Herriot + Melhuish

19 Oct 2010

Newmarket Railway Station Redevelopment

Design: Opus Architecture and Herriot + Melhuish

The Newmarket Rail Station has recently won a New Zealand Architecture Award (NZIA) and a number of IES Lighting awards.

Newmarket Railway Station, Auckland

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Project Description

Newmarket is a dynamic, vibrant part of Auckland with a thriving retail and commercial heart. It is home to Auckland’s second busiest train station after Britomart. Over the past five years, patronage on Auckland’s trains has increased by 97%, as ARTA, with its operator Veolia, has worked to improve timetables, frequency of services and reliability. ARTA and KiwiRail have redeveloped Newmarket Station to build on this growth and to give Aucklanders better public transport options by enabling more frequent and reliable train services.

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Station Design and Features

Remuera Link Bridge
The Remuera Road Link Bridge connects the Remuera Road Entrance to the station concourse. Dramatic steel portals frame the bridge creating a sense of enclosure. Vertical glazed screens to both sides provide security and weather screening, while a full width solid roof provides additional shelter. The 5 metre width of the link allows generous space for large numbers of pedestrians and a low level concrete barrier along the edges provides additional seating. Bicycle racks are located the Remuera Road entrance.

The concourse is an open, light and airy environment that is the focal space of the station. It directly addresses Station Square, and is adjoined to Remuera Road by the link bridge. A ‘floating roof canopy’ with central skylight is supported by elegant tree-like columns and encloses the concourse area and parts of the platform level by high level louvers, glazed walls and skylights providing protection from the sun, wind and rain. The concourse houses the ticket office and customer toilets. There are two sets of escalators, stairs and accessible lifts to serve each of the platforms below.

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Lower level roofing canopies extend over the platforms in-keeping with those over the main station concourse. The glazed platform shelters and seating are arranged in an innovative ‘zig zag’ formation to maximise platform circulation. Passenger information displays and emergency help points are located along each of the platform surfaces.

Newmarket Railway Station Redevelopment – Building Information

Project Title: Newmarket Railway Station Redevelopment
Client: Auckland Transport Authority
Architect: Opus Architecture
Site area: approx. 16,500 sqm
Gross Floor area: 2,537 sqm
Location: Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
Status: Completed
Project start date: Design – Apr 2007, Construction – Oct 2008 to Feb 2010
Cost: NZ$38million
Engineer: Opus International Consultants
Contractor: Hawkins Construction
Photographer: Patrick Reynolds

Address GPS coordinates 36°52′11″S 174°46′44″E / 36.8696262°S 174.7788817°E.

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Newmarket Railway Station : Auckland Architecture Awards 2010

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The Newmarket Railway Station Redevelopment by Opus Architecture and Herriot + Melhuish: Architecture in association, was admired for clever handling of the tight horizontal restraints of the site – resulting in an “elegant vertical slip of a station”.

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