Go­ing (slightly) up in One­hunga ON THE MOVE

A pro­posed apart­ment com­plex does den­sity smartly How do you get around?

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Apart­ments are not just for the cen­tral city: Auck­land’s hous­ing short­age means we need wellde­signed denser ac­com­mo­da­tion in more places than that. And there are en­cour­ag­ing signs that Auck­land apart­ment build­ings won’t need to “get a bit ugly”, as Bill English once sug­gested, or ruin lower-den­sity neigh­bour­hoods. Case in point: This de­vel­op­ment planned for One­hunga Mall by Isth­mus Group slots 50 apart­ments onto sites that once held just three dwellings. The pro­posed four-storey build­ing will have a cen­tral pedes­trian street lead­ing to a land­scaped plaza and gar­dens that, it is hoped, will pro­vide a so­cial hub for the com­plex. Pro­ject ar­chi­tect Scott Don­nell says the floor plates will be ex­pressed as pro­ject­ing ‘rib­bons’, with deep bal­conies ref­er­enc­ing the ter­rac­ing ev­i­dent on nearby Maun­gakiekie (One Tree Hill) and Te Pane-oMataoho (Man­gereˉ Moun­tain). The prop­er­ties are ex­pected to go to mar­ket soon.

Where are you from? I of­ten tell peo­ple that I’m Scot­tish by birth, but Kiwi by choice! ——— Tell us about your ebike. It’s par­tic­u­larly eye­catch­ing (some might say eye-wa­ter­ing) shade of green! In truth, I’ve got sev­eral – I started up my new busi­ness Pow

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