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Rawhiti Estate

A very special place, with a village character, where older people can live within their community.

Prior to the development of the Rawhiti Estate village, the site was the Rawhiti Bowling Club, located in a sheltered area on the northern slopes in Remuera.

Boffa Miskell worked with our client BeGroup NZ Limited and the project team on the concept for this senior living and continuing care community. Our input included the urban design analysis, landscape assessment and visual assessment.

Rawhiti Estate is just a short walk from from Remuera Road and its boutique shopping district. We were actively involved throughout the consenting process, meeting with neighbours, sharing the proposed designs and keeping the community informed.

The goal throughout the concept design, consenting and detail design process was to develop a village-like plan that would allow residents to live their lives and welcome visitors in an environment that would entice those visitors to stay and enjoy the atmosphere. This includes a village green space suitable for outdoor gathering, which links to an large internal space for community events. The residences include 2- and 3-bedroom apartments with their own garden space; as well as continuing care and memory loss suites.

Boffa Miskell landscape architects developed the landscape detailed design package for the project and provided input during construction and implementation.

The outdoor spaces include a vegetable garden, and several courtyards which receive sun at different times of the day. Ornamental plantings include a range of herbaceous plants to provide colour and interest throughout the seasons. The planting scheme included a significant number of roses retained from the  original Bowling Club gardens.

Our role

Urban design analysis; landscape and visual assessment; development of the landscape concept and planting

The facts

ClientBeGroup NZ Limited
Project teamRachel de Lambert
Sarah Collins
Worked with

Anthony Flannery, Re-Imagine –  Urban Design

Craig McGarr, Bentley & Co – Planning Consultants

Ministry of Architecture+Interiors – Architects

Argon Construction – Contractor

Project date2014 - 2019
AwardsMerit Award - Multi-Unit Residential Property | PCNZ Property Industry Awards 2020
First Place - International | Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards 2020
Second Place - Continuing Care Retirement Community | Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards 2020
Honorable Mention - Urban Design | Architecture Masterprize 2020
Honorable Mention - Architecture – Multi-Unit Residential | Architecture Masterprize 2020
Honorable Mention - Landscape Architecture – Residential | Architecture Masterprize 2020
Honorable Mention - Landscape Architecture – Outdoor Designs | Architecture Masterprize 2020