Waimahia Inlet Affordable Residential Development

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    Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture

    Jasmax have been engaged to provide a comprehensive and integrated design service for the Waimahia Inlet Affordable Residential Development in Weymouth. The major objectives of this project are to provide a range of well designed, comfortable, practical and affordable new homes that are carefully designed for today’s modern living, including homes ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms house types. Particular care has been given to Māori and Pacific cultural housing needs, whilst the homes also have to meet the Unitary Plan requirements for Homestar 6* rating.

    A rigorous investigation of possible concepts with the client team and wider stakeholder group, including the Tāmaki Collective (a collection of 13 different iwi) led to a masterplan that helped to achieve the objectives of a practical, affordable and culturally relevant solution that at the same time created an attractive and distinctive living environment.

    This project requires the design team to draw on their substantial stakeholder engagement skills as rigorous liaison with Auckland Council is needed. In addition, as the land is owned by the Crown, the central government’s Social Housing Unit (SHU) are a major stakeholder and liaison with this unit is required in order for the project to proceed.

    This site is also the first site to be submitted as part of Auckland’s new Social Housing Areas and careful liaison with the Housing Policy Office (HPO) has also been required.

    The Jasmax landscape architecture team also designed the community playground in Kaimoana St.

    The design reflects the playground's location near the shores of the Manukau Harbour and is themed on the gathering of kaimoana.

    Read more about the playground here: New Playground a hit in Weymouth.

    Other team members

    Chris Davidson Registered Landscape Architect Auckland
    Matthew Downs Senior Architect - Associate Principal Auckland
    Renée Hearn Senior Landscape Architect - Associate Auckland
    Nick McKay Urban Designer - Senior Associate Auckland
    David Millard Architectural Technician - Associate Auckland
    Alistair Ray Principal Auckland
    Phone+64 367 0425 Mobile+64 21 621 707 Save Contact
    Jitendra Sami Architectural Technician - Associate Auckland
    Mike Thomas Principal Auckland, Christchurch
    Phone+64 9 367 0411 Mobile+64 21 713 173 Save Contact
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