Masina Apartments were completed in 2013 and are located on the prominent corner site of Riddiford and Hall Street in Newtown. The site is ideally located between John Street and Newtown Shopping Centre Heritage areas, opposite Wellington Regional Hospital, close to arterial bus routes to the CBD, the eastern suburbs and Wellington airport.
An attractive and central location; an area rich in culture, cafes, shopping and close to transport, employment, education and leisure activities, CBD and Wellington Regional Hospital..
The Masina Apartments is comprises of three retail spaces on the ground floor with parking located behind and three upper levels which house 71 quality, 2 bedroom, 1 bedroom and studio apartments. The complex itself provides many features which reflect its modern and architecturally designed nature.
- Built in 2013 to 150% of the earthquake code standard
- The complex is double glazed and fully insulated
- Architecturally Designed
- For all residents there is free internet (fair-use policy)
Quality fittings and fixtures, generous living spaces, warmth and good natural light create a feeling of ambience and relaxation. The overall site provides stunning street appeal, modern safety and security systems, and comfortable level of privacy. Relaxed, low rise contemporary urban lifestyle.
There is a diverse range of architecture, both commercial and residential surrounding the site and the architect’s successfully linked this diverse range of building types and provide a new opportunity to extend the Newtown Shopping Centre further along the western ridge of Riddiford Street towards Adelaide Road, as well as providing quality accommodation for those in the surrounding area. The aesthetics of the building are further enhanced because it is composed of a series of individual elements rather than as a whole to create scale and be visually appealing. The design is contemporary but provides subtle references back to its neighbouring residential and commercial architecture.
The aim of both the architecture and function of the complex is to create a positive contribution to the immediate area and to maintain and enhance the existing character of the Newtown suburban centre. The provision of a veranda along Riddiford Street provides shelter for the public using this area and commercial units below. Entry to the apartments is off Riddiford Street and Hall Street and provide a choice to residents which will contribute further to the active street edge which surrounds the building.
Since completion Masina Apartments has proven to be a very popular and quality residence for many people all over Wellington as well as those from further a field.