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11/25 Alva Street
11/25 Alva Street
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Dunedin City Council Pensioner Housing - West Block

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

This community housing scheme, commissioned by the Dunedin City Council, is the first passive house certified social housing project in Aotearoa. The project is comprised of 2 single storey residential buildings organized around a central green space. Each of the buildings contains five fully accessible one bedroom pensioner units. The units share a common ‘wash house’ building containing washing machines which was retained from the previous housing scheme which occupied the site.

The buildings feature fully insulated floor slabs, structural insulated panel external walls, super insulated roof structure, airtight construction, triple glazed timber windows and dedicated mechanical ventilation unit with heat recovery.

The project was completed in August 2022 and also achieved a 9 Homestar rating.

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

Team members

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

Project suppliers

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