After a difficult consenting process a very sculptural breakaway from the multi-unit norm has been achieved. There is an element of visual deception at play here, and that is a large part of Zavos Corner’s charm. These are mostly one-level units – but your eye tells you otherwise. The clever use of scale and geometries allows the building to form very agreeable relationships with neighbouring properties. In all, this is a brilliantly composed and realised complex and a visual asset for the city.
2016 NZIA National Awards Finalist