Ngā Kāinga Anamata: The project was gifted its name, meaning ‘homes of the future’ to reflect its aspiration of building tomorrow’s houses today, while maintaining a cultural lens and links to core Māori values. The core focus of Ngā Kāinga Anamata is to achieve the Government’s 2030 carbon emission targets by 2024, sharing insights and influencing change in New Zealand’s built environment.

The project will deliver 30 new homes within five, three-level apartment buildings in Auckland’s Glendowie suburb. Each near identical building will use a different construction technology, enabling sustainability insights to be gathered on a range of building materials and systems. Building structural systems comprise of a mix of cross-laminated timber (CLT), light gauge steel, timber frame, precast and steel construction.

Each building will achieve significantly reduced carbon and energy outputs; achieving both Passive House standard and net zero energy. The project featured at the recent COP26 ‘Better Build’ virtual pavilion.

Robert Bird Group is providing structural and civil engineering services.

Project Metrics

Project Value:
Year Completed:
2024 Expected
Social Housing

Project Metrics

Kāinga Ora – Homes & Communities
Context Architects
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering