TE WHAREKURA O MAUAO - STAGE 1
Completed under Graham Price, Design Director at a previous practice
The new Wharekura is a Maori-immersion school established for the children of the local iwi and the community of Tauranga Moana.
Located on a ‘greenfield’ site on the edge of wetlands with a view of Mauao (Mt Maunganui), the design of the buildings and Master Plan reflects the community’s vision for a unique school that will support its current and future educational, sporting and cultural needs.
The main court is symbolic of Mauao, while the cultural learning centre represents the three
local iwi coming together in unity under one roof.