2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
University of Waikato Tauranga CBD Campus
Even with the new paradigm of Zoom teaching we still need physical teaching spaces. This project is a game-changing university campus building that gathers diverse faculties spread around the city into a new purpose-built home. The design was carried out in full partnership with Ngāi Tamarāwaho and artist Whare Thompson and integrated with Tauranga Council’s streetscape works. The clear articulation of the building layout, integration of artworks, both internally and externally, and the heroic interior spaces and exterior courtyard/Atea have created an inspirational learning environment and a clear basis for the future growth of the campus.