"The Wananga at Te Ara is a welcome second major building for the Ōtaki-based college, weaving mauri ora into the learning experience through careful placement of major spaces and the bold featuring of the superb quality carvings of Te Whetu Marama o te Ata Kereama," the jury said.
Masterfully designed by Tennent Brown, this stunning timber façade uses Vulcan Screening, chosen for its stability and weathering characteristics.
Te Ara a Tāwhaki is a new building as part of Te Wānanga o Raukawa (a unique learning laboratory specifically for Māori), housing the library, main lecture theatre, student services and student hub.
Read more on this award-winning project here.
We applaud the winners of this year’s Timber Design Awards, many of which made use of Abodo timbers.
To help save time and money for builders, alongside reducing timber wastage, a range of selected set lengths are now available to order.
Alison brings a wealth of experience to Abodo with over 30 years spanning architecture, building, and joinery.