Runlin Cai, Paterinya Diswat, Julia Tang.
Tutor: Sue Calder.
The design is mainly driven by the existent Moana and Whenua, nestling into nature, blurring the boundaries between the built environment and nature through porches that act as in-between spaces softening the threshold between the manmade and nature.
Using locally extracted rammed earth in walls combined with modern construction techniques fused with timber and industrial material of the metal roof create a Modern Vernacular architecture that expresses the resources of the area, unique to the site of Rawhiti.
Additionally, commercial areas such as the fish market, market, workshop, community garden, and nursery provide opportunities for the hapu to connect with the wider community.