This project recently won the 2021 Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA Architecture Multi-Unit Award

Just over two years ago, Home was given the opportunity to sit down with the team at Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities and Monk Mackenzie to imagine a new community for this Onehunga site. We pushed the envelope, working hard to balance efficiency and cost, with design and enhanced standards for healthy homes.

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Despite dramatic (and needed) changes to fire standards post consent, two Covid-19 lockdowns, international supply disruptions, and some significant local infrastructure upgrades, what we imagined over two years ago became a reality for 16 families just before Christmas 2020.

These developments take a massive team of incredibly passionate and hard-working people working in partnering organisations to make them a reality. With the completion of this latest project, we are continuing to set a new benchmark for beautiful, well-designed social housing.

Design can used a tool for positive change. These kinds of projects really help to displace the ‘not-in-my-backyard’ mentality. This is especially important during our current housing crisis and the increasing need for social housing for many kiwis.

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We would like to thank the following people from our partnering organisations:

  • Pankaj Chhiba at Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities
  • Craig Ireland at Bonisch Consultants Limited
  • Norman Disney & Young Passive Fire Solutions
  • Dan Wu at Hampton Jones
  • Rohan MacMillan at MacMillan Plumbing
  • Craig Wright at Wright Wire Electrical
  • Kade Hutchinson at Empire Scaffolding

We also want to praise the hard work of individuals from our own team:

  • Mark Kirby
  • Marvin Fernandez
  • Damien Francis
  • Matthew Hanna and
  • Moegammad Soeker