2021 Western Architecture Awards Winner
Te Matapihi_Bulls Community Centre
This confident public community centre presides over the small and busy town of Bulls, and fulfills a key project aspiration: to create a community centre located around a soon-to be developed adjacent urban space. As well as housing most of the district council, the generous space is home to a new library, information centre, public ablutions and a 300-seat auditorium, while a striking rooftop deck offers views across the town. Wrapped in a screen that elevates the building’s exterior and references local river terraces and a bridge, Te Matapihi signifies the beginning of a new civic centre for Bulls.