The Sunderland A Precinct is located in a unique geographical corridor between Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges and the North Shore in Hobsonville, Auckland. Studio Pacific’s design for the precinct is centred around the vision of building a strong, long lasting community at Sunderland A by developing a diverse range of quality homes well connected to public open spaces and integrated into the wider Hobsonville Point development.
The neighbourhood benefits from a variety of homes in the form of terraced townhouses, zero lot houses and apartments. Along with the new housing being offered, there are 15 refurbished heritage homes. Within this diversity there is a variety of different sized homes on varying sized plots, with varied outlooks, materials, forms and amenities. This richness is held together with a consistency of quality and treatment to ensure the neighbourhood comes together with a sense of unity, distinct personality and character.
Well-connected pocket parks are dotted throughout the neighbourhood, offering real value to those who live there. The parks provide diversity of housing typologies and extend outdoor garden spaces beyond private fence lines and increase the opportunity for neighbourhood connections and interactions. A focus on the integration of walkways and laneways creates a more permeable neighbourhood made for walking, cycling, driving and sharing, with greater opportunities for neighbours to bump into each other.
With an integrated landscape strategy, the design for Sunderland A aims to create a high quality and liveable neighbourhood that will provide a vibrant place for a new community to grow.