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OPENING TONIGHT – A new heart and hub for central Aucklanders.

September 15, 2017

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At 5pm tonight, a project of design excellence opens in Auckland’s CBD. It is also a beautiful and solid reclaiming of public space. You are invited to tonight’s unveiling of the refurbished and repurposed Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place. Join the celebrations as the doors to central Auckland’s newest (and only) community centre are officially opened, […]

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EXTENDED – What’s your new Auckland home? Explore the future of Auckland’s housing in Aotea Square (6pm 13th – 10am 22nd Sept).

September 8, 2017

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In the past, our homes have been synonymous with the villa, the bungalow and the quarter-acre dream. Today, with changing lifestyles and a rapidly growing population, what we picture as a typical ‘Auckland Home’ is changing. As a part of the 2017 Festival of Architecture, join the Auckland Design Manual and explore the future of housing […]

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Taking Pride in your neighbourhood

February 17, 2017

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This year’s Auckland Pride Festival kicked off with a bang last Friday and there have been many loud, proud events happening all over the city. Now in its fifth year, the festival ends on 26th February, culminating with one of the annual highlights, the Pride Parade down Ponsonby Road. We spoke with Julian Cook, AK […]

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New content for a New Year

February 3, 2017

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Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Happy New year! We hope you’re having a relaxed summer and are making the most of the almost-too-good weather we’re experiencing. With 2017 well and truly upon us, we thought it would be a good time to tell you about the Design Manual’s latest content, as well as some exciting projects […]

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A sneak preview – the Mixed Use Design Guide coming 2016

December 22, 2015

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We’ve been working on the Mixed Use Design Guide for Auckland and we want to give you a sneak preview of what’s coming this January 2016. Mixed use spaces can be vertical, for example an apartment building which has retail spaces on the ground floor; or horizontal, with commercial or other non-residential spaces separated horizontally from residential […]

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