Huka Heights Development

Urban Design Guidelines

“The design guidelines encourage an overall design integration approach, ”

Urbanlogic were commissioned as the project Landscape Architects and Urban Designers and was responsible for the delivery of the Huka Heights Development Guidelines in collaboration with Cheal Consultants.  

This document is a guide to achieving the objectives for all the housing within the Taupo Heights subdivision development and to promote energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes with a unique sense of place related to Taupo, when combined with the existing subdivision.

These design guidelines provide a set of standards and principles for providing a well planned and well designed residential community. While having some prescriptive elements which are outcome based, developers are encouraged to use innovation to find cost effective solutions to achieve or exceed those outcomes.

Section 1 Building response.
The architectural guidelines section outlines the architectural design style for the taupo heightsdevelopment, including materials, colours, scale and privacy

Section 2 Landscape guidelines.

The landscape guidelines will describe the landscape and the public realm for the development.

Section 3 Conceptual plot layouts.
The conceptual plot layout plans, provide design guidelines for how the lots within the taupo heights maybe developed.
This is in the form of building placements, orientation and garages.

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