Located at the gateway to the new Auckland suburb of Stonefields, the 5-storey Altera complex comprises 44 high quality two and three bedroom apartments with basement carparking.
Designed around multiple circulation cores, the dual aspect apartment plans provide a high level of amenity, maximising natural light and providing effective natural ventilation to living spaces and bedrooms.
The apartments are generous in size and all have access to substantial external living areas – either ground floor courtyards or upper level balconies. Internally the service pods housing bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities separate open plan living from bedrooms while preserving views through accentuating the sense of spaciousness.
Externally the balconies and vertical circulation cores clearly articulate the building forms along College Road and Bluegrey Avenue, and provide rhythm, depth and relief to the robust material palette of exposed aggregate and fair faced concrete.
Generous in space, orientation and outlook, these apartments maximise the presence of all occupants. With circulation rationalised around multiple circulation cores, the dual-aspect apartments provide a high level of amenity, natural light and effective natural ventilation for living spaces and bedrooms. The lively combination of materials and finishes lifts the grey and glass default suit of the body corporate.
- New Zealand Institute of Architects Local Awards Citation, 2016