Designing comprehensive neighbourhoods requires more than just housing. This project explored the amenity and design that would be required to support the residential development in a west Auckland greenfields site.
The purpose of this project was to develop a well-rationalised evidence base to support the case for integrating varied urban amenities across a large greenfield development site in Auckland.
The project included an analysis of target demographics, local amenities mapping exercises, a review of the Masterplan and to present findings to the existing design team. The scope also included identifying an appropriate level of information and an evidence base to support engagement with regulatory agents, namely the Auckland Council Consenting Team and the Urban Design Panel, to indicate where and how the Client could achieve the outcomes that they were seeking from their development. Alignment with existing Auckland strategy and policy was also important when identifying the potential of the development to deliver on key outcomes sought for Auckland.
This urban analysis and innovation project was delivered by TUA in collaboration with the existing development and design team, including the Development Manager, the lead Planner and Urban Designer, the lead Landscape Architect, and the architecture team.
An urban amenities assessment is generally delivered in three phases. In this project, the focus was on delivering amenities within a pre-existing master-plan that had previously been almost entirely residential. As such, there was a specific focus on certain areas. These areas will differ depending on different project locations.
TUA was invited to join the development team to offer innovation alongside other members of the existing design team, with the specific focus on delivering innovations in the Masterplan.
This Urban Amenities Assessment was delivered in the form of a written report, supported by two summary documents, an annotated master plan map and a summary table highlighting the key elements of the report.
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