2023 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
The understated street presence of Cohaus conceals a rich internal complexity and a tight-knit community. The result is a new typology for medium-density housing in Aotearoa New Zealand, with shared facilities providing a range of community benefits. Sustainability defined this project from the outset and now provides residents with significant savings on energy and water costs. Various design strategies, construction methodologies and material solutions are combined to deliver a cost-effective, yet entirely pleasing design outcome. As New Zealand continues to navigate complexities and challenges across the housing continuum, Cohaus establishes a new bar to which future multi-unit projects should aspire.