The University of Otago's Te Rangihiroa Residential College is a 450-bed college that will include 125 bedrooms with ensuites, a dining hall and kitchen, multi-functional communal spaces, offices, a reception, and college staff accommodation.
Client University of Otago
Dates November 2020 - April 2023
Te Rangihiroa Residential College will be a 14,000sqm K-shaped complex which will meet five-star Green Star sustainability criteria, a first for a residential college in New Zealand.
This six-storey complex, which is located on the University of Otago-owned land on the corner of Albany and Forth Streets in Dunedin, will have a total of 186 piles and will showcase Māori artwork inside and out with input from Te Rangihiroa’s Ngāti Mutunga iwi and local iwi Ngāi Tahu. This includes:
The building is named after Otago’s distinguished first Maori graduate, Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck).