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2018 September October Marina World

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FLOATING STRUCTURES & FLOAT TECHNOLOGY Sustainable floating homes in Waikato Waterside Sustainable Developments and W10 have plans for an ecodevelopment in the heart of New Zealand’s Waikato region. The community will feature 12 floating home sites, each with its own 18m (59ft) berth and option for a floating pool. The floating homes project is the brainchild of Kerry Martin, Nicolas Lee and Gregor Hoheisel. Martin and Lee founded Waterside Sustainable Developments to deliver home projects and are providing exceptional homes with all the benefits of waterfront living, while being flood proof against predicted sea level rise. Kerry Martin is a former investment banker and has over 12 years’ experience pioneering floating structures in Europe. Nicolas Lee, a sustainability enthusiast, has a background in mathematics, packaging industries and property development. Gregor Hoheisel is teaching sustainability and design at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland and, with his company W10 Ltd, will provide design skills and international expertise to the project. Martin and Hoheisel first met at the Panuku (Auckland Council Development Team) Water Edge Symposium where Hoheisel, along with other world-renowned architects and city planners, presented his ideas on how Onehunga, a semi-industrial waterfront community in Auckland, could reactivate its waterfront. The Onehunga Enhancement Society (TOES), where Martin plays a leading role, was so impressed with Hoheisel’s work that, together with Onehunga Business Association, it commissioned him to develop an alternative design for the East West Link and Onehunga’s waterfront. Martin and Hoheisel subsequently continued to collaborate on projects related to visionary architecture around water and presented a proposal for a floating Americas Cup Village. This work has reawakened Martin’s hunger to deliver beautiful and unique floating homes. Hopper Developments, renowned in New Zealand for its outstanding waterfront living projects in Whitianga, Pauanui and Marsden Cove, is now the ideal partner to deliver the first floating home prototypes as part of a new marine district at the Whitianga Waterways. Bellingham Marine will provide the critical floating platforms for the homes and in-water berths. Bellingham has been involved in a number of floating home communities including the recently completed luxurious Marasi Business Bay waterfront development in Dubai. For the next step of the Whitianga development the team is looking for interested individuals who can imagine living in a floating home and who are prepared to work with the development team to guide the project towards their specific needs. The future homeowner can have the planning and realisation of the home professionally documented if desired for potential Grand Designs television coverage. Further information: info@watersidedevelopments.co.nz www.marinaworld.com - September/October 2018 25

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