HNZC engaged Designgroup NZ as architects for this flagship award winning community renewal project in Glen Innes, Auckland.
The project brief focussed on creating modern medium density housing designed in accordance with best practice urban design principles. These embodied creating safer communities, sustainable design solutions and community engagement within a framework of close co-operation between local and central government agencies.
Since completion, many benefits have been realised. These include increased demand to live in a once undesirable area, reduced tenant turnover and significant reduction in property damage. Tenants feel happier and safer and have come together as tighter and closer community. In particular, residents have achieved a growing appreciation of the financial benefits accruing from the many ESD features offered including reduction in reticulated water supply and power consumption.
- NZ Property Council Top Urban Design Award (2008)
- Australasian Housing Institute Award for Contribution to Community Renewal Practice (2008)
- NZIA Regional Award (Apartment Building Design, 2008)
- NZ Master Builders Award for Family Housing (2008)