Offshore investors will turn their attention to urban commercial property and off-the-plan residential investments as the Government’s restrictions on foreign buyers take hold, Colliers International experts predict.

Other predictions include an increase in demand for warehousing as a result of online retail activity, and a boost to domestic online retail sales due to the more stringent application of GST on offshore purchases.

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PROXIMA RESIDENCES is residential development with a focus on exceptional quality, and they have a great location with proximity to the best of Auckland.

THE MODEL WORKSHOP worked with Vanessa from PROXIMA RESIDENCES and award winning Construkt Architects to build the 64-unit development for their Show Suite in Ponsonby Road.

Intended to make a statement, the building’s architecture is bold and unapologetically urban. The apartments are generous, liveable and all about elevating the expectation for inner-city living.

The material palette for the development includes naturally finished and painted concrete, timber soffits and glass balustrades.

We also got some great feedback from the team:

Mitchell has been fantastic to work with, I’ve been most impressed with his attention to detail and communication. The model is definitely a centerpiece in our showroom and I’ve already received plenty of positive feedback on the quality of the build. Thanks for all your work, you will be my first port of call for our next project.
— Vanessa Tam - Proxima Residences

You should visit the Show Suite at "Apartmint", 54 Ponsonby Road, Auckland or check out their website.

Or for more photos and details of this model please visit our Proxima Residences Model project page.


The team at Alphary Group in Auckland, contact THE MODEL WORKSHOP to build their Modulus Apartments Model, an 8 level luxury apartment development in the heart of Takapuna, one of the North Shore’s most exclusive suburbs.

Featuring bold twin tower architecture, sophisticated interior design and spectacular views, this special building will truly enrich the lives of its residents.

Architecture: FORMiS


On the KariKari Peninsula, Shanghai Zhongfang have lead an outstanding team of New Zealand architects Boffa Miskell and Warren & Mahoney to design their new Carrington Resort Expansion Development.

The design team commissioned a model from THE MODEL WORKSHOP to sell and communicate their development to buyers and other stakeholders, including residents. A development of this magnitude will create jobs and opportunity, and an architectural model is the best way to communicate the developers vision.

At 25 square meters, this is certainly makes an impact: