Sussex Mews by Box™ Design
2016 Nelson–Marlborough Architecture Awards, NZIA
An uncompromising concrete wall clearly demarcates the boundary of this development. Once inside, a mix of single- and double-level units have been cleverly arranged to maximise the available space, while the variation in plan invites neighbourly meetings and visits. The private courtyard spaces and pocket garden areas at the heart of each unit define the spaces and increase the sense of scale, bringing light and air into the interior while defining the living rituals of the homes. Overall, this is a well thought out and considered response to the challenge of creating good quality, liveable density on the city fringe.
All winners of the 2016 Nelson–Marlborough Architecture Awards are eligible for shortlisting in the New Zealand Architecture Awards, which will be decided later in the year, and announced in November.