Silo Park has undergone recent revitalisation from old industrial land into an energetic public space in the heart of Auckland’s waterfront. Incorporating old and new together, Silo Park maintains traces of its cement depot history while integrating sitewide stormwater treatment and permeable natural zones throughout.
One of the key factors to the transformation of the area was the introduction of natural ground and splashes of native green. Organic-Lock blended Hoggin was installed in multiple areas throughout Silo Park. Creating a natural aesthetic, Organic-Lock provides pleasant contrast to the concrete whilst still being a firm and low maintenance solution that is going to last. Native trees throughout this project not only inject life into silo park but also aid in conservation efforts. TP120 is MetroGreen's preferred soil for their strata cell, this soil and system combination will support the large mature trees against exposure to the elements from standing alone in an urban environment.
"The team was invested in the overall success for the project – they were able to provide us with practical product solutions, along with supporting documentation promptly. "
Ryan Good, Asset Construction
The inclusion of Organic-Lock and Tree-pits create new permeable spaces, with stormwater treatment throughout the project. The large silos that were once earmarked for removal, now serve as a homage to the sites history against its modern and environmentally-considered design. The result is an amazing contemporary public space that is sensitive to the site’s environment and history.