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Masterplan: Akoranga North Development

2021, URBDES Studio 2

Masterplan: Akoranga North Development aims to explore the interdependencies of urban design amongst various scales. This project intends to create a transit-oriented development as a new proposition for urban form in Tamaki Makaurau, where built form settles in harmony with the natural environment and habitants can connect, live, work and play; celebrating the proposal as a locus for interaction amongst the community.

Design intentions are implemented to highlight key importance of – diversity: to bring various building typologies which allow for inclusive communities for residents, the environment: to enhance and preserve the natural opportunities of the location, and efficiency: to provide sustainable transportation services, convenient mobility and pedestrian friendly road design.

Exploring these ideas through an urban intensification approach nourishes the opportunity to connect through a transit-oriented development, the highlight of this project.