FABRIC Onehunga Apartments


Lamont & Co


Onehunga, Auckland




2021 NZIA Auckland Local Award: Housing – Multi-Unit

2021 Property Council New Zealand Merit Award – Community and Affordable Housing Property Award

“FABRIC will regenerate Onehunga’s light industrial heritage, creating a comfortable, contemporary residential community and a common place to call home.”

A re-imagining of a former industrial site, the development features 239 new apartments spread over five separate buildings all linked via a landscape podium. Stage One of FABRIC, now complete, consists of three four-storey apartment buildings accommodating 161 apartments. Ashton Mitchell worked closely with developers Lamont & Co to create a new ‘pocket neighbourhood’ with a strong architectural identity and sense of place. The development is focused on a large common green space, with all buildings connected underground via basement car-parking.

The sites heritage and its location between Onehunga’s industrial and residential areas has been referenced through the industrial saw-tooth roof forms and materials such as steel and concrete, which are softened with timber accents and landscaping.