residential

Housing New Zealand Valiant Street

Housing New Zealand Valiant Street

Auckland

2008

We were required by Housing New Zealand to replace 17 existing single houses in Mangere with 34 modern single and duplex units on the same site.

The outcome was a quality mixed-housing, medium-density redevelopment, suitable for different-sized families in this suburban location handy to schools and shops.

Unit sizes range from two to five-bedroom houses, including several for the disabled. The house designs are modular with common forms, materials and colours to provide a visual coherency throughout the development.

A U-shaped access lane from Valiant St ensures all units have a street frontage to allow visibility and improve around the clock security.

The site layout ensures units avoid a large shallow sewer that crosses the site, and large existing trees were retained to blend the development with the surrounding neighbourhood.