2020 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Te Auaunga Awa - Multicultural Fāle & Outdoor Classroom
This garden intervention is heroic in its desire to connect people and place, and in its ambition of creating a space in which to relax and reflect. The project is a homage to Tāmaki Makaurau as the capital of the Polynesian world, home to Pacifica communities who have lived and worked locally for decades. An integrated artwork in collaboration with artist Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi resulted in the creation of the diverse elements of the design, from the folly overhead to the bespoke joinery seating. The project is wonderfully colourful and playful, but stoic, too, with its basalt walls.