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INNOVATIVE CITY LIVING A design winner shows apartments can be liveable, sustainable – and inspiring jury c When we think of apartments, few of us imagine timber prefabs. Yet a very l stunning example of just that recently took top honours in an Auckland contr design competition – proving there’s nothing shoebox-like about the next inspir wave of apartment living. Designed for a small site in Mt Eden, the S3 Architects design has “Th green “I w const commercial space at ground level, apartments on five floors above, and says underground carparks. It’s designed to achieve a high Homestar rating, and e with features to save energy and water, and good thermal performance. Zeala Innovative off-site prefabrication also means ѡ