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HNZC Acheson

Housing New Zealand wanted to introduce a variety of housing types in this well established Government housing area.

The programme required the replacement of 2-storey multi dwelling forms with 6
single-storey Elderly Person Housing Units.
Masonry veneers, verandahs and gabled roof forms helped nestle this development into its context. Opening what was a back fence onto an adjacent park also assisted in connecting the site to the neighbourhood.
EPH Units are a mechanism in the City Plan to allow smaller units for the elderly onto reduced Lot sizes. While enabling 6 new units for this parcel of land, the restrictive maximum fl oor area (64sq.m) required some clever design to retain a feeling of space.

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