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Dunedin City Council Pensioner Housing - North Block

48 School Street, Kaikorai, Dunedin, New Zealand
48D School Street Dunedin Otago 9010 NZ

This pensioner housing scheme, commissioned by the Dunedin City Council, is the first social housing project in Aotearoa New Zealand to target passive house certification.

The project comprises 10 one bedroom, fully accessible pensioner units and is also targeting a 8 star Homestar rating. Each of the two blocks contains 5 units.

The site had very poor ground conditions. In order to give the engineers maximum flexibility to design a slab system that could work on the site, the decision was made to insulated on top of the slab. The building uses structural insulated panel walls and heavily insulated roofs. The windows are NZ made timber, triple glazed, tilt and turn windows. Each of the units is equipped with it’s own Zehnder heat recovery ventilation system.

Building type:
Multi-unit residential
Project phase:
Under construction
Certification type:
Passive House Classic
Year of construction:
2022
Treated floor area:
179m2

Team members

Business Role
Architype Architect/Designer
Stevenson & Williams Builders Contractor/Builder
Architype Passive House Designer/Consultant
Sustainable Engineering Passive House Certifier
Structural Engineering Design Solutions Structural Engineer
Geosolve Geotech Engineer

Project suppliers


Suppliers Supplied products
NZ SIPs Structural Insulated Panels
Fantech Heat Recovery Ventilation