— Master Builders Award 2021 / Gold Medal
— HOME Magazine / Home of the Year, Multi Unit 2021 / Finalist
Kōtuitui in Māori means ‘to connect’, a name gifted by Te Ākitai Waiohua to the development. These homes connect to mana whenua, to the land, to the community, the landscape and the city. The intention was to create a new connected community in the affordable, social sector of the housing market. Kōtuitui is a collection of two, three and four bedroom terrace homes, that are distinctive and have an individual character. They are built in solid timeless materials with variation in roof lines, heights and brick colours but creating a cohesive identity. The Kiwibuild price points are no impediment to providing quality urban design and Architecture. The aim was to construct a unique built environment, and to establish a community in a market that does provide challenges in being able to create the best possible outcomes at affordable prices.
All homes have sunny outside courtyards and front doors on the public realm. Car parking is dealt with in some instances by accommodating them in front yards and others within rear lanes planted and screened. These latter spaces become an extension of the community space with children’s (and adults) games including foursquare, snakes and ladders and hopscotch marked out providing a multi layered use of the space.
These homes deliver warmth and delight in an environmentally sustainable way and establishes a new neighbourhood.More…