Best social housing design for Global Awards shortlisted

LONDON: The shortlist for the best social housing design has been declared.

Over 250 designs have been considered by the awards secretariat. One of the finalists in this category is shown above.

Papaioea Place Social Housing in Palmerston North was one of 15 projects that received awards in the 2020 Western Architecture Awards, a peer-reviewed programme run by Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Papaioea received an award in the Housing – Multi-unit category.

The project “achieves economic and environmentally sustainable objectives in tandem with a level of design that elevates it well beyond other social housing in the region”, the jury said.

The awards recognise the year’s best architecture in the NZIA’s Western Branch, which covers Taranaki, Whanganui and Manawatū.

The Global Award winner will be announced in December in London. (Globals)