This mixed use development is located on a beachfront site in Auckland’s eastern suburbs, looking north up the Hauraki Gulf to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour, the North Shore and Rangitoto Island.
The building occupies a corner site over two parcels of land, 387 Tamaki Drive and 6 Maheke Street. The lower level of 387 Tamaki contains a bank, restaurant and the main building entry, around a publicly accessible courtyard, at the centre of which is a rotating sculpture known as ‘The Seedling’. These lower level spaces have been raised 0.5 metres above street level to allow views over parked cars to the beach and water beyond.
The middle level of 387 Tamaki contains 5 commercial office suites, while the upper level houses 3 residential apartments that have their own private entry lobby on Maheke Street.
The lower level of 6 Maheke contains parking for both buildings, services rooms and the entry lobby for the 2 full floor 3 bedroom residential apartments on the upper levels. The two upper levels have the same architectural expression, without differentiating commercial from residential uses, with the middle level capable of future residential conversion.