The Citizen Apartments – style, personality, flexibility and astute design. Enduring materials and great architecture. The Citizen Apartments have it all, with a particular focus on the requirements of a discerning resident.
The transformation of Auckland to one of the most liveable and desirable cities has gathered pace over recent years. So too has the attraction and demand for inner city living. It offers convenience, the buzz of city life and relief of minimal commuter travel and cost.
The Citizen project located in Newton, Auckland was developed with this appeal in mind. The contemporary apartment-style offered boutique finely-appointed and flexible living spaces. As a result, European artisan made Muros Wall Panels were specified for the apartment project.
Construction involved converting and adding floors to an existing four-level office building. High stud and quality fixtures and fittings were specified for a discerning clientele. Creating a distinctive point of difference for The Citizen was important to Urban (the Designers). As was introducing character walls and appeal to the newly-created living spaces.
Muros White Loft Brick offers a warehouse-style aged brick. A New York apartment texture that features painted white brick. Muros was selected for The Citizen to bring a contemporary but homely feel to inner city apartment living. Speed and versatility of Muros was demonstrated with installation of the faux brick panels externally to a height of five floors. Multiple wall faces were covered, including balconies, beams and narrow soffits. The ability to easily transport, cut and join the brick wall panels panels offered both economy and speed of installation. Further, the lightweight veneer wall panels (30kgs per 4.1m²) also meant building strengthening and structural compliance (time + money) were not required for The Citizen.