The Daisy apartments: why did we do it?

Ockham Daisy Residence

The team behind the Daisy apartment building respond to the fury it unleashed from Mike Hosking.

Daisy exists because Ockham Residential set a goal of building an international best practice sustainable urban residence. Tāmaki Makaurau is maturing into the South Pacific’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Across many sectors there is a collective transformational spirit to aim high and look confidently to the future.

Ockham Daisy Phill Goff

Daisy is part of that aspirational future – affordable, energy efficient, well connected urban living. In fact, Daisy is the first ever Homestar 10 rated apartment building in New Zealand, boasting German heat recovery ventilation systems, solar powered communal hot water, silver ion glazing that lets in light but not heat, energy efficient appliances, rain water harvesting – the list of innovative features goes on. And by the way, Daisy has 33 bicycle parks, 13 scooter parks and two shared cars to radically lower her carbon footprint and positively reinforce the nearby public transport networks.

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