Tsunami Apartments

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About this Project

This three storey coast front apartment block consists of six residential units ranging from 100msq to well over 200msq, with basement carparking.

Situated within a short walk to the heart of Mt. Maunganui, Tsunami Apartments were completed in 2005.

The apartments aim was to provide slick modern family living while retaining also more rustic and whimsical elements of the quintessential bach once prevalent in this beach community.

The form of the building, partially derived from the planning requirements of the local council and combined with inspirations from many of the boats and yachts gracing the nearby waterway, gives a lasting impression against the blue sky of Tauranga

Awards Won

  • 2006 NZIA - Regional Award


Client Private

Location Marine Parade
Mt Maunganui
New Zealand

Completion date May 2005



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Street elevation

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West elevation

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The form of the building resembles the shape of a surfing wave

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Street entry to underground parking.

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A landmark building on the Mt Maunganui waterfront; its unique form is a response to both height to boundary planning rules and the rolling waves at its door step.
Jason Huang
Registered Architect
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Offset balconies

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Covered balconies

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Naturally weathered Macrocarpa timber cladding

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Cladding detail

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