Craig Moller and his team have created a bold piece of architecture in response to the urban site it occupies. A minimal palette of concrete, steel and glass, with design cues from the rose and the cross of St Benedict’s Church (1888).
The ground floor is activated by two double height retail spaces, the rhythmical façade of screens and planter boxes create a confident exterior, while providing privacy and shade from the western sun. This robust architecture provides the perfect shell for a mix of one and two bed apartments (some with study).
The Basilica apartments have been designed to maximise views, light and outdoor living. The raw exterior architecture carries through into sleek minimalist kitchens of white gloss, dark timber and stainless steel - many of which extend through into the living to provide a built-in TV unit. The entire open plan living is finished with timber floors.
Every apartment has a deep terrace that runs the full width of the apartment – creating a sense of indoor-outdoor flow and plenty of room for separate outdoor dining and living.
Magnificent views of the Skytower and Waitakere Ranges can be seen from the two bed apartments, and the top residences even catch a glimpse of the harbour bridge.
SPACIOUS AND LIGHT
All bedrooms have a full size robe (and a walk-in-robe for the master bedrooms in the two beds) and access to the terrace through floor-to-ceiling joinery.
The modern bathrooms feature full height tiles, wall-hung toilet and frameless glass shower.