Kawarau Falls Masterplan

Kawarau Falls Masterplan

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown


Kawarau Falls Station is a large resort complex situated on a north-facing shore of picturesque Lake Wakatipu and showcases panoramic views over the lake and the Remarkables.

ASC Architects was one of seven New Zealand architectural firms involved in the masterplanning and building design. A highly collaborative approach was used to work-shop a masterplan for the 6.5ha site, with careful attention paid to urban design aspects, particularly streetscape issues.

The overall density of the site development called for an intensive urban design and allowed for some very sophisticated public open spaces.

The buildings designed by us were four lakefront apartment complexes, Lakeside West, ranging from smaller two-bedroom apartments to luxury four-bedroom penthouses, with restaurants, swimming pools and lounges.