Orakei Transit Oriented Mixed Use Masterplan

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Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Jasmax were commissioned to produce a masterplan identifying 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. A water retention and irrigation scheme is incorporated to handle stormwater

Matthew Downs Senior Architect - Associate Principal Auckland
Richard Harris Principal Auckland
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Renée Hearn Senior Landscape Architect - Associate Auckland
Nick McKay Urban Designer - Senior Associate Auckland
Alistair Ray Principal Auckland
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Chris Scott Principal Auckland
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Jeff Wells Registered Architect Auckland
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