108 Apartments, 3 Six-Storey Apartment Buildings

Richardson Road is a game changer for New Zealand’s medium-rise residential market. The project consists of 3 six-storey apartment buildings which will be constructed completely in off-site manufactured (OSM) timber volumetric modules – a first in New Zealand and a massive step forward for OSM and timber structures at this scale.

Using cutting-edge OSM fabrication modeled in a fully detailed BIM environment, a learning curve was required to deliver this project using a ‘Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) methodology.

The project will deliver 108 two-bedroom apartments across the 3 buildings, designed to create a landmark on the prominent urban site.

The façade is a blend of robust brick and profiled metal cladding, accented by generous screened balconies and fixed solar shading.

Designed with sustainability in mind, car parking on the development is minimal, with a generous allowance for cycle storage and shared facilities. The project is ideally located next to Owairaka’s Alan Wood Reserve taking advantage of views, greenspaces, and cycle paths, as well as the public transport.