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How to transform Auckland's CBD for the America’s Cup: Architects weigh in

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How to transform Auckland's CBD for the America’s Cup: Architects weigh in

With the champagne no longer flowing and the celebrations winding down, the time has come to seriously consider Auckland’s prospects as the host city of the next America’s Cup. What needs to be done to its design to ensure the CBD is an exciting, innovative space for visitors to flock to from the world over? We reached out to several architecture and design firms to see if they had any ideas up their sleeve.

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