Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Social Housing

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
THE QUESTION
Ngāi Tahu saw the potential of this project to offer more than a roof over tenants’ heads, and sought an innovative re-imagining of social housing in Christchurch. What benefits can such developments provide beyond basic housing?
THE OUTCOME
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Social Housing division are converting a small green pocket in Addington into a three household development in Addington, Christchurch.

Re-imagining the potential of housing

Creating an inner-city garden for native birds and a catalyst for ecological urban renewal.

Letting aspiration of looking after our native species shape the design

Values of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s social housing project are supported through use of native species and associated landscape elements. Note decking ‘points to’ Aoraki.

Developing Detailed Design

A detailed planting strategy and design to direct implementation of the project.