DANNEMORA GARDENS RETIREMENT
This 230 apartment designed for Vision Senior Living, a self-contained active retirement community, is considered better than many comparable hotels and lifestyle resorts, and leading design that set new standardsfor Retirement Living in Australasia ( ref CEO MetLife Care.)
The high density optimised apartment design was development around the earlier Waitakere Gardens model of ‘communities within communities’ – 3 storied multi-purpose atriums that serve as the community heart, and open landscaped spaces. The village is complete with common facilities –café/restaurant, library, lounges, theatre, activities, pool, spa, fitness facilities, sports atrium –giant chess, wooden floor for indoor sports etc.
Designed around passive ESD principles to lower running and energy costs, it was built on budget within the programme.