France Street Apartments
1262m2 Commercial/Retail Space
9 levels, above 2 levels basement carparking
PB&A Project Architect: Paul Brown & Tomas Grau
- An L shaped plan along Karaka St. and France St.
- The form is stepped along the street elevation and articulates the corner.
- Creative spaces with an industrial design
- Use of materials that reflect the character of the area.
The site that was previously occupied by the Kings Arms Tavern will be developed with 107 apartments on 9 levels, above 2 levels of basement carparking accommodating 95 parking spaces. The ground floor level will accommodate commercial tenancies, entry lobby and a landscaped terrace opening out on both Karaka and France Street.
The challenge was to integrate the heritage of the site and surroundings with a modern and creative design. This is achieved by building to the boundary to reinforce the existing urban character. The brick base acknowledge the heritage of the surrounding suburb and the top speaks to the modern transformation that took place in Newton in the second half of the last century.
59 France Street, Auckland City
Project status: Under Construction
PB&A Team: Paul Brown, Claire Atherstone, Hao Zheng, Kelly Simmonds, Kevin Taylor, Lana Webster, Maria Ventura, Matthew Parker, Muzzammill Khan, Peter Allison, Ruoyu Wang, Simon George, Max Irving-Lamb
Project Partners: Structural engineer: Sullivan Hall Engineers, Planner: DCS, Construction firm: CMP Construction, Mechanical: Thurston Consulting, Hydraulics: HSCNZ Ltd., Electrical: ECS Electrical Consulting Services Ltd., Acoustic: Hegley Acoustic Consultants, Fire: Crossfire, Sprinkler and fire protection: South Pacific Fire Protection
Client: 59 France Limited