The Grounds is a contemporary multi-unit residential development designed to suit a modular construction delivery approach, including the use of mass engineered timber and prefabricated components.


TW Twenty Twenty


163 - 187 Hobsonville Point Road, Hobsonville

Completion Date

July 2019


2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards – Housing Multi Unit

2020 NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards – Housing Multi Unit

The 42-unit development consists of a standardised and scalable three storey apartment module, efficiently arranged with vertical circulation connecting apartments at the rear of the building, with open stairs and a generous common area. Apartments have dual frontages providing natural cross ventilation and plenty of daylight for all.

The Grounds’ exterior form was driven by the desire to emphasise both materiality and functionality of the buildings. On-grade car parking is at the rear of the site, hidden from the street. A retail tenancy on the northwest corner of the site adds to the mixed-use nature of the street.