2017 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Waiheke Gateway Pavilion
This previously unrealised concept for a temporary pavilion was designed in 2009, and has finally been built through an education programme for Unitec engineering, construction and architecture students. The changing nature of the beautifully controlled form mesmerised many visitors to the 2017 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition, where it was sited on low flat ground in Matiatia Bay. From certain distant aspects, the pavilion commanded the bay as if it were a dissolving wharenui; from others it appeared to be a landscape itself. Movement lines across the elevations of the pavilion flow with grace and ease, while jagged lines can appear violent from some oblique views. This theoretical proposal has lost nothing in its realisation; in fact, the gains have been enormous.