Kāinga Ora Ōwairaka SL01
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
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The Ōwairaka Redevelopment is part of the Auckland Housing Programme, a government initiative to help Auckland develop as a vibrant city by delivering more quality homes more quickly.
Ōwairaka is only eight kilometres from the central city and has easy access to the CBD via public transport; it is an established central suburb with excellent access to local services, schools and amenity. There are several parks, reserves and sports grounds in the area.
The master plan for the redevelopment identifies Super Lot 1 as a gateway site – due to its corner location on one of the suburbs key streets. The brief seeks to replace five single storey houses with 33 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The apartments would be distributed over three buildings. A three-storey walk-up typology has been chosen in line with the sites zoning. (‘Mixed housing urban’ under the Unitary Plan)
The proposal delivers 36 apartments over four buildings, laid out to define the street edge and address the street corner. One- and two-bedroom apartments are aggregated in separate buildings. Communal open space for recreation, a vegetable garden and resident’s car parking are located at the rear of the site. Bicycle stores are located between the buildings.
Three of the building are organized symmetrically around central vertical circulation and face the street with wide gabled roofs. The fourth building on the corner is atypical with intersecting gabled roofs.
The material palette of brick veneer, timber cladding and metal balustrading has been chosen with a focus on simplicity and durability.