PREFABRICATED MODULAR EXTERIOR WALL PANELS ON A SCALE NOT SEEN IN NEW ZEALAND ARE ONE OF THE MANY INNOVATIONS IN THIS FUTURE-THINKING BUILDING.
Auckland City Mission’s HomeGround is a purpose-built support facility for vulnerable communities in central Auckland – a place of ‘transformation and healing for people in desperate need’. Spanning 12,000 sqm and 11 stories, it contains 80 apartments, a range of shared community spaces, and wrap-around professional health and social services.
Off-site manufacturing processes, standardisation and modular construction have been used to their fullest potential – more than 3,000 square metres of terracotta and aluminium. Terreal terracotta cladding tiles form the primary building cladding, selected for their warm aesthetic, durability, fire resistance, seismic resistance and low maintenance. Matt-black composite aluminium panels were used on the window and balcony spandrels.
Photographer: Mark Scowen