Pacific Lakes Village
Mar 12, 2021
Pacific Lakes Village (PLV) is a 17.08ha development located adjacent to Papamoa Beach, Tauranga that follows on from Pacific Coast Village which RMM has been involved with since 2015. PLV is currently under construction but will consist of a mix of 266 single story detached and semi-detached villas as well as two storey town houses and an apartment block. PLV will also include an aged care facility.

Our involvement on both sites has included landscape master planning, conceptual landscape design, developed design, detailed design and contract supervision. Across both developments there are community recreation and leisure buildings as well as open park spaces, orchards, bowling greens and petanque courts. The smart provision and design of the open space, from private courtyards to communal spaces was critical to ensuring a high level of on-site amenity was balanced with functional, robust and safe spaces for residents and the client.

Courtyards and individual villas' private gardens link visually and physically with varied community spaces that offer active and passive recreational opportunities. A feature of the development is the careful integration of built landscape features within luxury gardens. PLV has a strong environmental narrative with the village centred around a three-part lake that is used to collect and treat stormwater on site. Communal composting sites generate compost for the proposed greenhouses as well as private gardens.

We have been able to draw on the context of the Papamoa Beach setting, using local plant material as well as local materials wherever possible with the concrete aggregate and stone boulders both sourced locally. Pohutukawa have been used as a street tree as well as lining the lake. Bulky robust timbers and board formed concrete reference Tauranga’s port and the cities prominence as the export hub for Bay of Plenty. Communal fruit tree orchards also reference the prosperity of the region.
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