November 05, 2020
Maori projects help architects rise to challenge
A cultural centre in Whangārei and a Māori unit within an Auckland secondary school campus have taken two of the top spots in this year’s Architecture Awards.
In all 27 projects were recognised in New Zealand’s leading construction industry awards programme.
The John Scott Award for Public Architecture went to the Hihiaua Centre in Whangārei.
Moller Architects turned a boatshed alongside the Hatea River into a Māori education and exhibition centre, including the Whare Toi for arts and craft activities and Whare Waka for the marine arts.
The Ted McCoy Award for Education was won by Ngā Puna O Waiōrea at Western Springs College.
Jasmax oversaw the near complete rebuild of a state co-educational secondary school and the construction of a Māori immersion kura within it.
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