2020 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Among the many similar looking multi-unit housing projects at Hobsonville, the Grounds stands out for its clarity of form, expert articulation of materials and elegantly realised interior and exterior spaces. The architects’ exploration of cost-effective modular construction suggests a passion for detailing well beyond the usual pragmatic approach. Apartments have generous exterior living spaces and have been given privacy and shelter through carefully placed screens. The ambition for the project was ‘to create an innovative example of the benefits of mass-engineered timber construction through design, construction and the projected life cycle of the building’, and this goal has been realised.