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2018 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner

Mangatawa Tari

Standing alone in the foothills of the Papamoa Range, this beacon on a hill is sited to capture expansive views. It is also firmly grounded, anchored not just to site but to iwi via a narrative of three whales, Kopukairoa, Mangatawa and Hikurangi – the inspiration for the design concept. Taking the idea of a whale’s tail as a generator for the plan and roof structure, the architects have created a piece of work that is functional, culturally fitting and strongly connected to a special site.

 
Practice
First Principles Architects Ltd
Category
Commercial Architecture
Location
Waikato/Bay of Plenty
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