Opportunity exists for sustainable, community-focused housing and infrastructure around Kāpiti Airport.
Through a well-considered planning process and thoughtful design, it is possible to establish a medium-density ‘village’ concept on the land surrounding Kāpiti Airport that accommodates 2,000 desirable yet affordable homes, along with the infrastructure and amenities that would allow this development to thrive as a community hub.
Our proposed housing model would continue to foster the ethos of Kāpiti culture for future residents on this land, while also allowing our region to retain a key asset that has potential to facilitate numerous ongoing benefits for the wider community.
The urban housing potential is unique and significant. We have tested the fundamentals (of viability) but would expect the final outcome would be the result of a positive co-creation process.
Community orientated, affordable but broad appeal and options for singles, young families through to retirees.
Contemporary medium density “village” design concept, walking and cycling before vehicles.
Energy efficient design and materials, potential to incorporate solar and battery.
Opportunity for community assets such as a Civil Defence Centre.
Informed by international cultures, The Blue Zone model of community living is evidenced to enable residents to live longer, better lives.
Through locally-led leadership, and under the guidance of tangata whenua, we would love to co-design a model of community living that is authentically aligned with an indiginuous wellbeing model of Aotearoa: Te Whare
Incorporating Te Whare Tapa Wha means taking these key elements of wellbeing into consideration:
WAIRUA - SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
TINANA - PHYSICAL WELLBEING
WHENUA - CONNECTION TO LAND
WHĀNAU - CONNECTION TO FAMILY & COMMUNITY
HINENGARO - EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
The way forward is clear
We believe in:
Creating a community purposely built to foster well being and prosperity, while respecting and enhancing our connection to our natural landscape
Developing high-quality, affordable housing that would draw young families and young professionals back to our region
Retaining and taking advantage of the airport as a key regional asset
Modelled on a proven medium density housing model that improves the wellbeing and longevity of growing populations.
“Designed to respect and respond to the coastal environment for sustainable living, designed for passive solar gain and sun and wind control, photo voltaic generation, reverse charging capability of EVs, strong urban design, generous landscaping and open spaces, shared vegetable gardens...”
GORDON MOLLER | ONZM, ARCHITECT