MWDI is an economic development agency for Maori women and their whanau. The organisation required new offices, meeting spaces, training facilities and a communal kitchen and dining room, and it was crucial that our design solutions reflected the organisation’s values. The decorative panels reference traditional tukutuku panels found on the walls of wharenui, yet are generic enough not to reference any particular iwi, and the geometric pattern incorporates MWDI’s ‘corporate’ colours.
“…a testament to the architects’ clear understanding and interpretation of the client’s requirements,” NZIA Awards Jury, 2013
Awards: NZIA Local Award 2013