Orakei Korako Redevelopment

Locations don’t get any better than this. Imagine looking out of your holiday home on to the emerald depths of the Waikato River, then with a second glance view the world famous Orakei Korako silica terraces cascading into the river while geothermal steam rises from its face.

Our clients, long-term lessees of the local Iwi land, approached Turner Road Architecture with a desire to redevelop their beautiful site. The project involved development of individual residential units, a private residential home, a café with full commercial kitchen incorporating ticketing, museum and wedding venue facilities, and workers accommodation. The buildings had to be sympathetic towards the natural environment, while achieving a contemporary look.

The development of the site posed many challenges one of which was the scientific significance of its geothermal activity. Due to this and many other issues Turner Road Architecture worked through the resource consent process alongside other specialist consultants such as resource consent consultants, surveyors, engineers and builders etc.

Leisurecom Director, Robb Marston, has worked closely with Turner Road Architecture from the onset of the Orakei Korako project, for approximately two years.

Robb said “During this time Lee Turner’s knowledge of planning rules, his design flare and excellent construction sense have driven this project forward from its first conception to reality. Turner Road has been working on this project tirelessly, and because Orakei Korako is on the banks of the Waikato River on leased Iwi land, much consultation was also needed with many other parties to push the project through.”

For more general information on Orakei Korako visitwww.orakeikorako.co.nz