Long Bay Village Centre
Todd Property / Templeton Group
A vibrant retail heart with shops, cafés and restaurants, a supermarket, gym and medical centre, Long Bay Village provides a meeting place for the community; a new destination for visitors to the region, and a high-quality residential address.
The Village site is a unique coastal location, adjacent to the Long Bay Regional Park, with views north over Vaughan’s Stream Corridor and east to the Hauraki Gulf. The design responds to the site topography by arranging buildings along the contours to provide a number of key site planning advantages and reinforce the landscape approach adopted by the Long Bay Plan which has formed terraces and vegetated embankments orientated to site and harbour views.
The mixed-use project includes apartments along with commercial, retail, and F&B spaces in five buildings. High quality sheltered public spaces with active edges and pedestrian through-site links are created between the buildings. A main street, enclosed retail courtyard, a central plaza and park edge open space provide for a generous and high-quality public realm.
Building forms and materials take their cue from the broader established residential areas and developing Long Bay context. The forms are familiar, for example gable roofs and box windows, but are aggregated to respond to the scale required for the Village Centre buildings.
The village represents the high standard of Long Bay as an attractive place to live, and encourages visitors to experience a highly desirable new community.
Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA Auckland Architecture Award – Planning & Urban Design 2021