Intensifying cities : an exploration into methods of transitioning Auckland into higher densities
Citation:Chan, R. (2016). Intensifying cities : an exploration into methods of transitioning Auckland into higher densities. Explanatory document. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3623
Like many other large cities, Auckland is facing an exponential increase in population. With the drastic increase of people moving to the cities, comes the problem of providing enough housing in the cities. With the current state of high density architecture in Auckland, it is no surprise that the people in this city are apprehensive about the introduction of measures to intensify the city, such as the unitary plan. This project explores the opportunities for the integration of high density housing on the fringes of suburbs in a context where detached housing is still seen as the ideal home. The intention of this project is to develop a mixed use model which could be adapted for other places in the city. The scheme will be a solution that will be medium rise and of high density and introduced to an underdeveloped site in Auckland and will consider the impact it has on within its immediate and greater context, and most importantly the existing residential community. Fundamentally, the scheme needs to be a positive addition to the site, making it necessary to consider amenities to the new and existing residents of the area. As a result of this, not only architecture is involved, but the planning of such amenities will be explored in this research project. Research project site: Melrose Street, Newmarket, Auckland.