One of Housing New Zealand’s developments in Wellington Central recently won an NZIA Wellington Architecture Award. The awards evening was hosted at the Parliament Banquet Hall on 8 May.
The winning property, Te Maru o Tawatawa in Britomart Street, Berhampore, was included in the multi-unit housing category. The development consists of 34 one-bedroom units within three two-storey buildings.
Housing New Zealand would like to thank the local pupils at the nearby Berhampore Primary School for naming the complex. Te Maru o Tawatawa means, ‘The shelter or protection of Tawatawa’.
Housing New Zealand would also like to acknowledge the team at Studio of Pacific Architecture who were the architects on this project.
The design maximises the site’s potential for good quality social housing and encourages community engagement and integration. All the homes are fully insulated with double glazing and will provide warm, dry environments for our tenants.
Te Maru o Tawatawa is part of a wider build programme that will see up to an extra 145 state homes delivered in Wellington over the next few years.
Construction of Te Maru o Tawatawa took 13 months and was completed within the approved schedule and budget.
Judges said that the housing, “provides bright and cheerful housing solutions that feature crisp design detailing and provide a positive street-front solution to Berhampore’s housing needs.”