2021 NZIA Auckland Local Award: Housing – Multi-Unit
35th Dulux Colour Awards Finalist
“Underutilized crown land redeveloped into 120 new dwellings for Auckland’s rapidly growing population.”
To meet the needs of Auckland’s growing population, underutilized crown land situated on Great North Road had been made available for residential development. To unlock the potential of this block of land adjoining the Oakley Creek reserve, Ashton Mitchell worked in close collaboration with Kāinga Ora urban designers to develop a master-plan and individual building designs for 120 new dwellings.
The Great North Road development will comprise of a diverse range of housing typologies, from three-bedroom terraced housing through to one-bedroom apartments. All dwellings are planned to optimize the site as they are centered around safe and secure common green space with community gardens and play areas for children.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design has been a fundamental design consideration for this project, with all common areas overlooked by living spaces, and cul-de-sacs avoided in favour of loop roads to provide multiple means of access.