This is article #15 in my 16 part series summarising Tauranga City Council strategy documents.
Here is my summary of the Tauranga City Council Urban Design Strategy 2006 (88 pages. 11Mb .pdf).
“Urban design is concerned with the design of buildings, places, spaces and networks that make up towns and cities, and how people use them.”
An example would be placing adding trees in car parks provide shade, reduce the amount of heat reﬂected from the paved areas and give a more pleasant environment for people and birdlife.
“The Tauranga Post Ofﬁce is a local example of many of the qualities which illustrate good design. Constructed for government purposes the building has been built to last and is highly visible, giving legibility to the centre of the city. The building has also been able to be adapted to changing uses. It is a piece of the Tauranga’s valued heritage that we as a community can learn from in development of our heritage of the future.” Continue reading