It will be an instant Tāmaki Makaurau landmark, a seven-storey sentinel of vibrant, verdant green, the colour of fresh harakeke (flax). Subtle shifts of glaze — and a shimmering fine grain pattern — will adorn its brick walls, a look inspired by the triangular tukutuku panels of Hotunui, the great Ngāti Maru wharenui that lives at Auckland Museum.
The latest instalment in the Marutūāhu-Ockham story, Toi is unmistakeably of Aotearoa. The well-known meaning of the name in te reo rangatira is art or knowledge, with additional – and resonant – layers of meaning being point, summit, indigenous or origin. Associations that are amply evident within this beautiful whare.
Geographically blessed, Toi is nestled in between Pt Chev and Mt Albert, in easy ‘scenting’ range of Daily Bread, and within carousing proximity of Bar Martin. It’s a short stroll to two train stations, while the Northwestern cycleway is on your doorstep, the CBD just a 10-minute e-bike whizz away.
With 65 apartments in a range of studios, one, two and three bedroom options, as well as a residents’ lounge, Toi is your ticket to an super-connected city lifestyle. But there’s something extra special about this one. Toi is the first building, the foundation stone of a new suburb, an entirely new community called Maungārongo. Read on!
Construction commencing January 2024