Residential

Mission in the City

Architect

Rewi Thompson Architects and Stevens-Lawson Architects

Project address

Auckland

Completion Date

June 2014

The proposed design allows the Mission to provide more comprehensive services for marginalised Aucklander’s, providing structured activities for clients and the supported accommodation solution that is essential for some of the clients the Mission works with.

 

Stevens Lawson Architects and eCubed working within a combined team of architects, property developers, clergy and community workers have recently won the competition to redesign the Mission’s inner-city sites and create a new 11 story  $70million ‘Mission in the City’.  The team led by Rewi Thompson Architects and Stevens-Lawson Architects, have developed a design which complements the existing architecture of St-Matthews-in-the-City and makes the most of the central city space available.

The design for the redeveloped site incorporates the new Mission, a courtyard area, a community

centre, café and St Matthew’s space.  The plan for the redeveloped Mission includes a multi-level Homeless Centre, Targeted Housing and Housing NZ apartments, as well as administration offices, a library, workshops and a Medical and Mental Health Centre. On the roof there are Terraces, a Greenhouse, a Gym and a Games Room. There are separate entrances for different groups providing safety and security.

The proposed design allows the Mission to provide more comprehensive services for marginalised Aucklander’s, providing structured activities for clients and the supported accommodation

solution that is essential for some of the clients the Mission works with. 

eCubed have provided a unique ventilation design for the entire building solution which has allowed 70% of the original plant room/area allocated to roof top plant to be reconfigured as building areas creating a wonderful roof top terrace and planting areas while maximising the buildings return on investment. A WIN WIN situation for all. This design solution can also be applied to all high rise hotels creating either a stunning roof top landscape or opportunities for roof top restaurant or increasing the room to building ratio of the hotel.