Celebrating imaginative residential buildings

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Chris Haines


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Risland Albany in Auckland has been recognised for Excellence within the Templeton Group Multi-Unit Residential Property Award at the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

The impressive apartment development features three buildings ranging in scale and form, located on the east side of the site, allowing sun into units from the north, east and west.

Patterned precast concrete panels, curtain wall glazing on stair cores, and louvers are used throughout to create distinct façade expressions.

While the project had COVID–19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 and supply chain challenges like many others, it was finished under budget and ahead of programme allowing sales to be completed ahead of schedule.

Rider Levett Bucknall Director Chris Haines said,

The change from rainscreen to precast facade elements, prefabricated panels and from external decks to internal Wintergardens helped drive greater cost efficiency, reduced construction time and efficiency, along with increased GFA. This improved the $/m2 cost while increasing the apartment sale price potential with greater internal floor area and flexibility.

Hosted by Property Council New Zealand with the support of Principal Sponsor Rider Levett Bucknall, the Property Industry Awards is the most prestigious property awards programme in New Zealand, celebrating excellence in design and innovation in the built environment for over 20 years.

Rider Levett Bucknall in Auckland Managing Director Steve Gracey said, “It has been RLB’s great privilege to play a role honouring the extraordinary achievements of our industry’s true gamechangers. Congratulations to the 2023 winners for being part of a world-class showcase of purpose-driven spaces.”

Whakamihi to all the winners
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