Addison Neighbourhood Centre – Takanini, Auckland

Architecture F+D=A was commissioned to undertake a master planning exercise for a proposed new town centre to be created as a community focus for the quickly developing surrounding residential population of this area in Takanini.

To support the ongoing community objectives it was imperative that a retailing model was developed that would also ensure the long term economic prosperity of its occupants.

The brief for this project was the creation of a 10,000m² retail centre, consisting of; a 3,500m² supermarket, a 1,300m² library, a 300² community centre and the remainder being a mixture of specialty and convenience retail entities.

Several options were tabled and then critiqued in steering group meetings, from which one scheme that proved most effective was developed into the final master plan.