- Project Info
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Area: 1750.0 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt
The building seeks to respond to its unique context and location in the Pacific Rim by acknowledging the local aspects of the site and the culture of Auckland. The geomorphology of the site has evolved from unique events both volcanic and subsequently sedimentary and metamorphic. This has left a Geological Encryption seen in the stratification of the surrounding landform. Auckland has one of the largest and most diverse occupations of Polynesian people in the world. Tattooing is common to all these cultures. This Cultural Encryption can be seen in a cross section of Aucklands’ people.
This Campus has a Health Care focus on its education programme. DNA is the Genetic Encryption that is the ‘building block’ of the human anatomy. The building utilises a number of ecologically sustainable principles: mixed mode ventilation, recycled carpet tiles, rainwater harvesting, low energy light fittings, passive solar design, low embodied energy materials.