The award-winning Forest Lake retirement village, located next to the Te Rapa Racecourse in Hamilton, New Zealand, is designed to encapsulate the charm and community spirit of successful historic village communities.
Comprising a range of villas, apartments and communal facilities including extensive lounge and dining areas, library and internet hub, spa pool and gym, bowling green, petanque court and BBQ area as well as bars and café facilities, the village embodies international best practice urban design principles and “ageing-in-place" design criteria, thus introducing new level of design sophistication to the New Zealand retirement village market.
Vision Senior Living
Australian Aged Care Industry Award: Development of the Year (NZ) 2003
New Zealand Institute of Architecture: NZIA Architecture Award 2005
Note: Project carried out while Director, Chow:Hill Architects Ltd