America’s Cup Village wins the ACE Awards



America’s Cup Village – ACE Awards

The Wynyard Edge Alliance has won Gold at the ACE Awards on Tuesday 22 February for designing and building the America’s Cup Village on Auckland’s waterfront.

Some of New Zealand’s leading planning, design and construction specialists came together to form the high-performance team required to deliver this globally significant project.

The alliance – made up of Beca, Tonkin + Taylor, Auckland Council, McConnell Dowell, Downer and the New Zealand Government – was responsible for designing and building the infrastructure needed to host the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021. It was tasked with creating a stage for the race, and an attractive, welcoming waterfront destination Kiwis and visitors would love.

The project had multiple conflicting priorities, including a short timeframe, an immoveable deadline and a challenging budget. The project came in on time and under budget.

The team used agile processes with parallel workstreams and, in some instances, detailed designs were being progressed in tandem with alternative options to enable changes and optimisation as the project progressed.