2021 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner
SCION Innovation Hub - Te Whare Nui o Tuteata
Innovation creates artefact in this robust response to a complex masterplan brief. Superstructure and tectonics conform to play with scale and occupation in a masterclass of progressive timber technology. A simple horseshoe plan contrasts well with a visually rich skin to create a welcoming and warm environment. Visual connections allow easy navigation and use of the space while creating a sociable and contemporary work environment. This building is an asset to the Scion campus, and creates a welcoming arrival and public interface that combines technology with culture in a cohesive and well-assembled building.