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Waimauku Village

  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.
  • Waimauku Village - Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.

"Turn a potential constraint into an opportunity."

The challenge for Chow:Hill was to design a coherent and attractive village centre which could accommodate significant flooding events on the site. The proposed solution was to turn a potential constraint into an opportunity.

A village pond surrounded by elements of public open space provides a focal feature for future new development. The pond is designed to be visible from the busy State Highway 16 to the south and encourage travellers to stop and experience Waimauku. New residential and retail properties face onto the pond and offer the potential for a wine related centre to market local produce. The mix of different uses is further enhanced through the proposal for a retirement village to the south-east of the proposed pond. In addition, the proposals allow scope to extend the existing community hall into the new public spaces.

Contact Stuart Mackie