The project vision was “to create a place where democracy is delivered, and seen to be delivered”. The completed building creates a sustainable and welcoming civic gateway which provides a much anticipated civic heart on Kapiti Coast.
A tight collaboration between the client and the architect resulted in the creation of vibrant, functional and flexible spaces that respond to the client's vision and celebrate symbols, traditions and landscapes of the Horowhenua region. The resulting centre has become a hub for civic, social, school and individual activities for the Horowhenua region.
The client sought to convert a donated shipping container into a booth with street presence, while implementing their values for reducing, reusing and recycling.