Tauranga City’s Commission is moving ahead with the next stage of design for the development; and another timber building project is well underway to revitalize the heart of the city centre. It will feature a progressive new library and community hub with a research and archives facility, cafe, children’s section and community meeting rooms; a new civic whare (public meeting space); and a museum and exhibition space that will offer direct access to the city’s taonga and heritage collection – there will be something for visitors from near and far in our new civic precinct.”
Working with Warren and Mahoney they’ve committed to putting sustainability at the forefront of design, targeting a 6 Green Star rating, a rating reflecting world leadership in sustainability. To achieve that aspiration, a mass timber hybrid structure will be used to minimise the buildings’ carbon impact and help create a better environment.
Warren and Mahoney Project Principal Vajini Pannila says the scheme is designed with community activation and future flexibility at its heart.
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