Nestled at the entrance of the Whitianga Waterways, Dockside emerges as a vibrant community hub including a bar & restaurant with a large outdoor seating area and the new Whitianga Waterways sales office.
Resembling unassuming boat sheds, the buildings were designed to seamlessly blend into the maritime environment. Clad in dark stained timber and sheet metal, the rugged exterior pays homage to the locality, creating a harmonious connection with the natural surroundings. The interior, characterised by an exposed steel structure and warm timber sarking on the ceiling, welcomes patrons into a light industrial haven.
Adding to the project’s unique charm are the colorful floating canopies extending gracefully from the boat sheds. These banner-like elements not only provide shade and shelter but also contribute to Dockside’s distinct identity. As the development matures, these canopies will intensify, becoming emblematic of the growth and vibrancy within the Whitianga Waterways.
Photographs courtesy of Hopper Developments Ltd.