With its substantial experience in urban residential design, Construkt was an obvious choice as architect for this apartment development on Auckland’s city fringe in Eden Terrace.
Eden terrace is currently evolving from its historical commercial and light industrial base into a design-focused residential precinct. Proxima Residences will be a pivotal development consistent with this trend.
Intended to make a statement, the building’s architecture is bold and unapologetically urban. The apartments are generous, liveable and all about elevating the expectation for inner-city living.
The site of the nine-level, 64-unit development offers stunning views of the city and harbour to one side, and the Waitakere Ranges to another.
The challenges of the site have resulted in a building that responds uniquely to both its Randolph Street and Newton Road frontages. On Randolph the façade is populated with large, covered balconies and a fine-grained street-level treatment; the Newton façade is characterised by the legible graphic design of the precast concrete panels.
The material palette for the development includes naturally finished and painted concrete, timber soffits and glass balustrades.
Notably, inner-city Auckland is maturing into a walkable city. Its development recognises that the excitement, texture and engagement with the city are generated through buildings that feature active street frontages and buildings that are legible from all vantage points. Both of these aspects of the design have been given particular attention.
The project is scheduled for completion in August 2018.
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