Orakei Transit Oriented Mixed Use Masterplan

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    Residential
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    Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture

    Jasmax were commissioned by the client to produce a masterplan that identifies possibilities for an integrated mixed-use development on previously disused land close to Auckland’s CBD. An ongoing project, the client’s aim is to establish a sustainable community around existing transport lines that intensifies public transport use and thereby reduces resident dependency on individual cars.

    Working in collaboration with the client, a thorough and iterative investigation of multiple concepts led to the development of a masterplan that envisioned a waterside lifestyle-focussed village, populated closely to transport links.

    Approaching masterplanning in this way allows for urban intensification, creating a high-density community designed for human-scale.

    Identifying the right location for this project was essential from an environmentally sustainable design perspective; as well as the integration of retail/commercial and residential activities.

    The resultant design concept is based on urban design elements and building patterns such as innovative multi-storeyed townhouses, perimeter blocks and row houses. The chosen building depth allows for future adaptability, cross ventilation and solar orientation, and a water

    for future adaptability, cross ventilation and solar orientation, and a water retention and irrigation scheme is incorporated to handle stormwater.

    Other team members

    Matthew Downs Registered Architect - Senior Associate Auckland
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    Richard Harris Principal Auckland
    Phone+64 9 366 9620 Mobile+64 21 775 898 Save Contact
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    Renée Hearn Senior Landscape Architect - Associate Auckland
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    Nick McKay Urban Designer - Senior Associate Auckland
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    Alistair Ray Principal Auckland
    Phone+64 367 0425 Mobile+64 21 621 707 Save Contact
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    Chris Scott Principal Auckland
    Phone+64 9 367 0419 Mobile+64 21 989 253 Save Contact
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    Jeff Wells Registered Architect Auckland
    Phone09 366 9626 Save Contact
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