Kairangi Rise

Kairangi Community Development

Kairangi Rise

Kairangi Rise is a medium density development in Wellington, planned around a central pocket park, consisting of a mix of 66 affordable and accessible units for private and public housing.

Dwellings are set out to maximise sun, views, and private open space, allowing for a range of household sizes and types and a more balanced community. There are also eight accessible properties specially designed for residents with limited mobility.

Each 2, 3 or 4 bedroom home features a garage, a second car-park, and private outdoor space to augment the single level, double aspect living/dining/kitchen area and upstairs bedroom and bathroom spaces.

Kairangi Community Development

The houses have distinct design variations to ensure each is separately identifiable.

Varied cladding materials, colours and roof shapes lends further variety to the mix of homes.

Kairangi Community Development
Kairangi Community Development

The design provides neighbourhood connectivity by using pedestrian pathways.

Traffic volumes within the site are reduced by a low speed carriageway shared between pedestrians and vehicles.

Client: Urvashi Trust

Location: Wellington

Status: Completed 2022

Alexandra Hennessy, JTB Architects

Alexandra Hennessy

Architectural Graduate


Sam van Zoelen, JTB Architects

Sam van Zoelen