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Kāpiti Coast

2011

In Progress

Community

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

The design was developed by both Client and Architect through a process of collaboration, listening and understanding. Ideas were collected, analysed, and interpreted into functional flexible spaces that are both literal and abstract, which respond to the project vision of - “Whatever you want to do, you can do it here”, and “It’s your home that’s not your home.”

The overarching design concept is an amalgamation of different elements both visually and symbolically.

The Waka emerges from the building and becomes the dominant form. The literal plan representation of the Waka divides interior spaces into well defined zones, and the design celebrates the double hull and the occupied space between the Takere.

A white external frame amalgamates two once disparate buildings to announce the importance of this civic building. The frame is a transparent portal, showcasing busy vibrant spaces within. It also creates a space to occupy, and forms the edge of Te Takere.

Sails are a continuation of the Waka theme, extending upwards within the white frame adding colour and movement to activate the entry edge, whilst also providing shading to the west facade of the building.

The design was developed by both Client and Architect through a process of collaboration, listening and understanding. Ideas were collected, analysed, and interpreted into functional flexible spaces that are both literal and abstract, which respond to the project vision of - “Whatever you want to do, you can do it here”, and “It’s your home that’s not your home.”

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The overarching design concept is an amalgamation of different elements both visually and symbolically.

The Waka emerges from the building and becomes the dominant form. The literal plan representation of the Waka divides interior spaces into well defined zones, and the design celebrates the double hull and the occupied space between the Takere.

A white external frame amalgamates two once disparate buildings to announce the importance of this civic building. The frame is a transparent portal, showcasing busy vibrant spaces within. It also creates a space to occupy, and forms the edge of Te Takere.

Sails are a continuation of the Waka theme, extending upwards within the white frame adding colour and movement to activate the entry edge, whilst also providing shading to the west facade of the building.

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

A vital piece of infrastructure that provides a base for residents to thrive.

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Awards
Year
Award
2013
NZIA Architecture Award - Western Architecture Award 2013 (Public Architecture)
2014
NZ Commercial Projects Award - Silver Award 2014 (Restoration)
2014
NZ Commercial Projects Award - Special Award Winner 2014 (Restoration)
2014
NZ Commercial Projects Award - National Award Winner 2014 (Commercial Project $2-$5M)
2014
New Zealand Commercial Project Award 2014 (Silver Award Winner)
2014
New Zealand Commercial Project Award 2014 (National Category Winner)
2014
New Zealand Commercial Project Award 2014 (Special Project Award Winner)
2013
NZIA Western Architecture Award 2013 (Public Architecture)