Ashton Mitchell is honoured to announce that three of our housing projects have been recognised for a Housing – Multi-Unit award at the 2021 Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA Auckland Awards. We are delighted to receive these awards for:
Galway Street Apartments – Kāinga Ora – Bracewell Construction
Waterview Court – Kāinga Ora – Latham Construction
FABRIC Apartments – Stage 1 – Lamont & Co – Kalmar Construction
Ashton Mitchell is certainly proud of these achievements and would like to extend a massive thank you and congratulations to our clients, consultant teams, and all others involved in these projects.
“Ashton Mitchell is honoured and thrilled to announce that three of our housing projects have won a Housing – Multi-Unit award at the 2021 Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Awards.“
See what the judges said:
Galway Street Apartments
There is a quiet order and dignity in the arrangement of these apartments on a tight and challenging site in central Onehunga. Building materials and components are used to define individual homes within the total composition, and the arrangement of the units and buildings results in light-filled circulation. Common areas and homes are also organised to foster community connections for some more vulnerable members of society, while making the most of proximity to the town centre.
“Building materials and components are used to define individual homes within the total composition, and the arrangement of the units and buildings results in light-filled circulation.“
This project for Kāinga Ora provides its residents with well-appointed apartments and houses around an internal courtyard. The arrangement of the apartments gives each household a sunny deck with an outlook over the communal space, the street or the reserve beyond. Circulation through the apartments is light-filled with views to the east and west. The scale and arrangement of the buildings is a great example of urban neighbourhood regeneration.
“The scale and arrangement of the buildings is a great example of urban neighbourhood regeneration..“
FABRIC Apartments – Stage 1
From the street, Fabric cuts a beautiful silhouette, and its sawtooth and mono-pitched roofs keep step with the industrial character of Onehunga. The project achieves so much by getting the basics right. Simple repetition, façade cadence, a restrained material palette, and building massing results in a development that achieves a neighbourhood feel while attaining the required yield. Clever unit planning and orientation allows maximum access to sunlight and creates an overall sense of well-being. The generously landscaped podium not only deals with the problem of cars but makes a communal amenity for those lucky enough to call Fabric home. Solving the housing crisis means building more developments like Fabric.