Masina apartments is a brand new (Completed October 2013) apartment complex located on a prominent corner bounded by Riddiford and Hall Street. 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 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 building complex itself comprises 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.
** it has been built to 150% of the current 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, 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.