HNZC required the existing site to be intensified to achieve attractive, liveable and enduring results.
The project is focused on providing a higher number of homes within an existing urban area that is currently underutilised and experiencing growth. The new buildings are designed to incorporate best practice urban design principles embodying the creation of a safer and secure community-focused development.
Situated on a main arterial road the site is strategically placed to be well connected to amenities locally as well as Auckland's CBD and Airport via State Highway 1. The design outcome increases housing choice within the neighbourhood with a development that responds positively to the site, environment and local suburban character.
Recognisable building forms and traditional materials have been chosen to create a cohesive identity while acknowledging similar materials used on neighbouring houses. Brick veneer, weatherboards and profiled metal cladding are selected for durability, low maintenance and sustainability. Three colour palettes provide a variety of colour across the site while retaining a consistent material approach.
Designed specifically to house super annuitants, Marshall Court is respectful of its local neighbourhood, providing residents with a safe, secure and modern living environment while improving the quality of their lives. The complex is adaptable and fully accessible to suit the evolving needs of its residents.
The Regent Park development was challenged to provide an exemplar of current social housing development. The development successfully optimises density without compromising amenity - Regent Park housing is modern, safe, secure, durable, healthy and affordable. The variety of housing types achieves a more integrated fit within the local neighbourhood and assists in merging the development within the physical and social patterns of the local community.
The project brief focussed on creating modern medium density housing designed in accordance with best practice urban design principles. These embodied creating safer communities, sustainable design solutions and community engagement within a framework of close co-operation between local and central government agencies.
The brief required redevelopment of a strategic Mangere site well located to local community facilities. This landmark development creates a safe and sustainable community precinct that embodies best practice urban design and housing principles.