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“Intensification has a negative stigma in the city, due to many high-density buildings going up without much thought to design principles,” says Joe. “We set out to create a benchmark that would show high-density living can work when it is done well. The buildings have been capped at eight storeys, and all the apartments have plenty of natural light and views of the park and city are maximised through full-height glazing.” Warren and Mahoney recognises that pedagogy learning principles are not limited to lecture theatres, classrooms and libraries – it also takes place in social and living environments. Consequently, there are myriad places for students to group, both indoors and out. The common room has a kitchenette that can be used for MasterChef-style cooking demonstrations, providing another learning opportunity. Communal lounges and study spaces have also been provided. “The sense of community is very strong, and is precisely what we set out to achieve by creating a campus-style living environment,” says Joe. “Students can be safe, comfortable and secure and know this place is home.” Project:Carlaw Park Student Village, Auckland Developer:McDougall Reidy and Haydn & Rollett Construction joint venture Architect:Warren and Mahoney Landscape architect:Boffa Miskell Builder:Haydn & Rollett Construction Structural engineer:Mott MacDonald Building services engineers:ESC, TCL and HSC Mechanical services:McAlpine Hussmann University of Auckland project manager: Wareham Cameron Quantity surveyor:Davis Langdon Fire services:AFS Total Fire Protection Electrical services:Dickson Gray Electrical Signage:Smudge Signs Precast concrete panels:Nauhria Precast; McCallum aggregate mix Structural steel:Grayson Engineering Aluminium joinery:Fairview Aluminium Louvres:Ullrich Aluminium Roofing:Steel Roofing; membrane roofing by Terracon Industries Paving:Why-not Tiling Soft landscaping:Natural Habitats Fencing:Town and Around Fence and Gate Outdoor seating:Haydn & Rollett Construction Floor coverings:Lovich Flooring Window treatments:NZ Window Shades Paints:Target Painters Interior doors:Doors N More Hardware:Deadlock Dave Furniture:BSG Furniture Appliances:Euro Design save | share | images Search 44059 at Left:Outdoor spaces have been given just as much attention as the indoor areas. Landscaped corridors provide links to the park and public transport amenities. Lower left:Although all apartments are self contained with kitchens, there is also a communal dining area with kitchen facilities. Bright citrus colours and fully glazed walls ensure the space is lively and inviting. Right:Full-height glazing ensures all rooms receive plenty of natural light and views of the park are maximised. All the windows are double glazed, and the apartments are ventilated naturally. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Simon Devitt SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT 101