Social Housing & Public Architecture. HMOA Wins Two Architecture Awards
It was two out of two for HMOA at the 2021 NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards held on 6 May at the Embassy Theatre.
"Te Awe Library is a welcoming public space for the community to make its own, whether as a living room, a study area, or a place to simply pause."
When accepting the award for Housing: Multi-Unit House for Kāinga Ora Hanson St Apartments, HMOA Director John Melhuish acknowledged the work of Project Architect Karl Wipatane. Watch a video with Karl discussing this project.
This is a building that should give Kāinga Ora the confidence to create more of this desperately required density of housing," NZIA jury comment.
The jury for the 2021 Wellington Architecture Awards was led by Andrew Sexton (Andrew Sexton Architecture) with Meiling Honson (Jasmax), Rodney Sampson (Warren & Mahoney), Mary Daish (Mary Daish Architect) and Nick Bevin (Nick Bevin Architect).
Locating the building close to the street allows space for new communal garden spaces, as well as maximum sunlight into homes and outdoor areas