2010 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
This highly original building breaks the mould, in several ways. Its cluster of five towers of stacked boxes provides the eye with a dramatic, sculptural form that twists, slips and shifts. The towers are arranged around an urban courtyard linking two streets, creating a community of occupancies. All are able to express their own identities while the open circulation forms a panoptic centre of energy that encourages social interaction. The use of raw, robust materials sits well with the grit of Karangahape Road, while the space saving car park adds another level of innovation.