29 Nov 2018

Is NZ ready for large scale housing cooperatives?

From Nine To Noon, 9:20 am on 29 November 2018
The Baugruppen housing development, Berlin.

The Baugruppen housing development, Berlin. Photo: James Whtter

Will the lack of affordable housing be the catalyst for Auckland to seriously consider large scale cooperative housing projects? James Whetter from architecture firm Jasmax thinks the time is ripe for a change in mindset towards collaborative housing and away from the view of housing as wealth generation. He has toured several large projects in Berlin, Zurich and Vienna to find out how huge projects can work and how they benefit residents. He joins Kathryn to talk through whether those principles could be applied in New Zealand.