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KIWA: The Home of Maori and Pacific Culture

Cultural & Civic

KIWA: The Home of Maori and Pacific Culture

Stage

CURRENT
COMPLETE

Engaged by the KIWA Working Group, the ambition of the project is to develop a proposal for a globally unique platform for Māori and Pacific culture in the Auckland harbour.

This project envisions a place that brings together the enormous capacity of the contemporary creative Māori diaspora into a building that is unique to the world; not only a ‘signature’ building but a ‘signature’ programme.

CityLab collaborated with the Working Group on a series of workshops and over six months, to develop a proposal for a place where the spiritual and the worldly meet, where cultural memory and contemporary creativity collaborate, and where environmental knowledge enriches knowledge of the arts, at a time when climate change threatens the future of Pacific Island life.
While the proposal for this intended site did not proceed, discussions are ongoing with the New Zealand Government for a KIWA centre of Māori and Pacific Culture.

State

New Zealand

Country

Aotearoa

Client

Waterfront Auckland

Project type

STRATEGY & PLANNING

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