TAKANINI // NEW ZEALAND
Client: Housing NZ
With more demand for live/work premises to energise existing communities and to promote people activity within a secure area for 24 hours a day for these communities, this proposal looks at the possible redevelopment of the existing Industrial zoned land in Takanini for a new community centre brimming with owner occupied and leased small scale mixed use working premises with the ancillary office and living spaces above. The ground level work spaces can act as retail, light industrial or commercial spaces and front onto a mixture of pedestrian and vehicle active streets which connect to the wider existing residential communities.
Set amongst tree lined avenues and village green spaces, the more public business entry from car parking courts to the building is kept separate from the private residential garden entrances.