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The new urban village project Whakaaturanga Kāinga Nohoanga

This international competition challenged entrants to develop a concept for medium density living - a new urban village that provides a variety of housing options and lifestyle choices based on sustainability, innovation and a strong sense of community.


Architects had three months to create a concept in three drawings that would change the way people think about urban living, by designing an exemplar housing development that would be the catalyst for modern urban living in the heart of the city, and attract a new and diverse residential community back into the Central City.

From 58 entries from 15 countries, the judges identified four finalists who had three months to take their initial concepts through to a more developed design.

The winning concept will be built adjacent to Latimer Square, offering its residents an exceptional quality of life, with local parks, entertainment, recreational facilities, and the central business area nearby.

These are visions of Central City living in our city's exciting and prosperous future.

The location

The judges

The judging panel was selected to provide a broad range of experience and expertise, to ensure the chosen scheme reflects international best practice and aspirations of all those that may live and around the development.

  • Kevin McCloud

    (UK Grand Designs)

    International Judge

  • Stuart Gardyne

    (Architect)

    Panel Chairperson

  • Martin Udale

    (Development Specialist)

    Panel Member

  • Kevin Simcock

    (Engineer)

    Panel Member

  • Di Lucas

    (Landscape Architect)

    Panel Member

  • Huia Reriti

    (Ngai Tahu Architect)

    Panel Member

  • Zea Harman

    (Youth Leader)

    Panel Member

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154

Project code: 154

HALLION DESIGN LTD, ALL DESIGN LTD AND INFRATIL INFRASTRUCTURE PROPERTY LTD, NEW ZEALAND AND UNITED KINGDOM

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370

Project code: 370

Y2 DESIGN LTD, JAPAN This design was not eligible to win the competition becasue no developer was nominated.

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378

Project code: 378

INSITE DESIGN, NEW ZEALAND This design was not eligible to win the competition becasue no developer was nominated.

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416

Project code: 416

CHORD STUDIO, AUSTRALIA This design was not eligible to win the competition becasue no developer was nominated.

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683

Project code: 683

ARCHITECTURAL BUREAU "ZOTOV & CO", LLC, UKRAINE This design was not eligible to win the competition becasue no developer was nominated.

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767

Project code: 767

VICENS+RAMOS ARQUITECTOS, SPAIN This design was not eligible to win the competition becasue no developer was nominated.

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775

Project code: 775

ARCHITEX, NEW ZEALAND This design was not eligible to win the competition becasue no developer was nominated.

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842

Project code: 842

PA STUDIO/PROCESS-BASED ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, IRAN This design was not eligible to win the competition becasue no developer was nominated.

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