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Project Description
The apartment development for Greys Ave, Auckland is a comprehensive apartment development incorporating and amalgamating a number of sites on the corner of Greys Ave and Mayoral Drive in Auckland. The project is split into two separate apartment blocks to allow for a staged development of the project. The two blocks front onto Mayoral Drive and Greys Ave respectively. They share a common basement for car parking, access and servicing. The apartments within each block are organising around a central atrium that connects all the apartments to the ground floor and carpark basement. There are a variety of apartment types and configurations ranging from one bed, two bed and three bed and three bed duplexes. The apartment typology within each block is clearly expressed on the exterior of the building with each 3 metre deep balcony articulated as a part of a larger whole.

The apartment development is enhanced and differentiated from the standard typology of the apartment block with the introduction of several sky garden balconies. These balconies are 8m wide x 10m deep by 9m high which are common and accessible for all apartment dwellers. The sky gardens are further differentiated in that each garden has a different use or activity ranging from Japanese garden, bbq, outdoor cinema, open air gymnasium, communal vegetable garden, children's playground and spa. Similarly, these elements are clearly expressed on the outside of the building

The ground floor activity is a mix of commercial and retail activity together with significant entry points into the apartment lobbies. Access to the site is carefully controlled to minimise the impact on the street and urban interface of the development with the surrounding context. The materials of the development are a mix of steel frame and precast concrete utilising modular construction where possible. Colour is used to further distinguish and articulate the building.

CPD, Auckland
Apartment Multi Unit Housing
Time of Project         
Start 2016
Value of Project         

Project Team        
Craig Moller, Gordon Moller, Norman Wei

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