Architectural Quality

Kahawai Point Auckland, New Zealand

Kahawai Point

Auckland, New Zealand


Buchan has designed and documented The Kahawai Point Design Guidelines to support Kahawai Point to become a ‘coastal jewel’.

The booklet presents the sub-division in a logical way explaining the vision for the development, its background, opportunities, overriding planning rules and design principles presented with illustrative imagery to promote the seaside gem.

This booklet intends to share with land purchasers and their architects the concept for Kahawai Point and to make recommendations for the form of new housing. It also contains some mandatory requirements. These are intended to maintain standards and property values across the whole development. Being a Special Housing Area (SHA) there are conditions above and beyond typical planning rules and regulations.

The principles of good design described in this booklet encourage and support the role good design plays in making our buildings and places better for all of us, now and into the future.

Buchan is proud to assist to help to ensure the development maintains and is in keeping with the amenity values, including those based on special character informed by the coastal setting, topography and local climate.


  • Client /Kahawai Point Developments
  • Discipline /MP. AR
  • Sector /Residential
  • Region /New Zealand
  • Team / David Thornton