Located close to the central city on the edge of Orakei Bay, this ambitious Transit Oriented Development (TOD) by Equinox has a long history of proposed development and a master plan for the site that has been through a number of iterations over a number of years, with the changing rail corridor, cycleway and buses arrangements. Over several years Reset Urban Design worked with the development team, including Hulena Architects and Tattico planners, on a masterplan and the first stage ‘The Penninsula’ luxury apartment building.
Orakei Point is a key strategic site within Auckland that allows for a high quality Transit Oriented Development. The site is conveniently located minutes from the CBD and is serviced by rail, bus and cycle facilities. The site has exceptional potential to create a high value residential development, drawing on the coastal aspect with outstanding views and outlook on all four sides. The mixed use development can provide both residential accommodation close to the CBD and introduce a live / work / play community.
The proposed development for Orakei Point takes into account key urban design principles to ensure that the development is of a high quality and results in a well integrated development, both internally and with the wider context of the site. The development focuses on providing a high quality living environment that is well connected, the built form responds to height controls and the coastal character and is focused around transport links. The development will ensure the perfect balance of the sophistication and exclusivity of a luxury resort, with a relaxed coastal atmosphere. The design seeks to provide a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces within a private oasis of native planting.
Reset provided professional services for urban design, landscape architecture and landscape visual assessment components and have been through numerous planning and urban design panels to lodge the application for Resource Consent.