Designed with YOU IN MIND
Our collaboration with award-winning architecture firm Marchese Partners means The Sterling pushes the boundaries in terms of quality and design. Marchese Partners has more than 15 years’ experience creating award-winning aged care facilities throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.
Founder Eugene Marchese is renowned for his innovative approach to senior living, which celebrates older people and their important role in society. As a resident at The Sterling you will be among the first in New Zealand to benefit from Eugene’s unique design philosophy, which places you at the heart of the community.
Exterior details and material selection will reflect the unique local community and rural North Canterbury surroundings. Elegant interiors and carefully considered layouts will prove that functionality can be achieved without compromising on style.
"It’s easy to look at a space as a designer and say it looks great, but what does it really look like for someone who is 82?" Eugene Marchese - Founder, Marchese Partners
Eugene Marchese – Founder, Marchese Partners
Our design partner Marchese has developed a virtual reality studio so its team of architects can view their designs through someone else’s eyes. This is achieved by wearing a pair of special glasses that enables them to walk through the virtual village from the perspective of an 82-year-old with glaucoma.
The innovative software provides Marchese’s designers with valuable insight into how older people navigate built environments, ensuring the end result meets their unique needs.
“We have thought deeply about what the shareholders required to create a connected, integrated village and we believe the community areas will be well used for a wide range of social activities.”
Simon Johnson – Principal Architect, Marchese Partners