2021 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
Kāinga Ora - Social Housing Redevelopment
This development challenges preconceptions around what state housing might look like, and the architect has successfully avoided design outcomes often associated with lower-cost housing. By considering and adopting the idea that “scarcity is a tool”, these 28 warm, modern, light-filled units provide a haven for single tenants. Open areas between the units, with carefully considered and integrated landscaping, create enhanced opportunities for social interaction and a higher quality urban environment.