The Apartments building is the largest of the three elements, although this was not taken up to its full permitted building height.
“The Apartments building connects visually with the neighbouring Southern Spas character building, while wood accents also connect them to the Pavilions. Generous-sized cantilevered terraces feature and translate into generous decks while the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors create relaxed indoor-outdoor living for residences.
“Residential architecture in a city setting is about the people walking past as well as the home-owners, and these expansive terraces will provide a degree of activity for passersby,” says Clifford.
Through material links, sympathetic proportions on some elements and of course sheer proximity, the various building styles achieve a connected identity – minimising their bulk and contributing to the Wynyard Precinct as a character destination.
And – standard in modern, quality developments – sustainability was also an important factor. The Pavilions attracted an 8 Homestar rating. Contributing factors included, 95% LED lighting, Energy-star appliances, reduced water flow fixtures, in-apartment recycling, the choice of environment-friendly materials, efficient hot water systems and a high standard of sound insulation. Rainwater recycling is another feature.
Roger Twose says Wynyard Central is already having a major impact on the area.
“After all, the bigger the project, the bigger the difference you can make.”