2023 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
The former site of Erskine College and Chapel has been developed into 96 individual dwellings, connecting roads, car parking, stairs and paths, open space and landscaping. Dwellings are grouped together into bite-sized terraced blocks on the west-facing hill leading to the top of the site. Each block expresses individuality in differing roof forms, dwelling types and materiality. There is a generous amount of open space between the dwellings, and view shafts between buildings provide visual connection to the site and Island Bay beyond. Dwellings are well-planned and living spaces benefit from the outlook. The scale feels very domestic, is nicely broken up, and creates a comfortable living environment.