Viaduct Point Apartments
NZIA Auckland Branch Award 2003
NZIA Supreme Award 2004
Viaduct Point Apartments occupy a key site fronting onto Pakenham Street and Customs Street West. The design provides 78 apartments of various sizes and types over five levels ranging from studio apartments to two-bedroom duplex, respecting and developing the Auckland City Council's planning and environment guidelines.
The project completes and complements the earlier development of The Point Apartments to create a strong and well-defined urban block that fronts onto all frontages and creates an inner courtyard between the two developments. The ground floor at Customs Street West has a cafe and a convenience store as well other commercial activities. The main pedestrian entry is at the corner of the site to address the intersection with a five storey high atrium containing the lift core and common stair as well as provide glimpse views into the courtyard.
A bronze sculpture by Paul Dibble provides a public artwork to the entry forecourt and the 5 storey atrium and complements the sculptures in The Point Apartments.