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Te Ara o Mauao

  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Te Ara o Mauao - A connected and collaborative approach to learning.

"A connected and collaborative approach to learning."

2017 PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND // EDUCATION PROPERTY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 

2018 NEW ZEALAND COMMERCIAL PROJECT AWARDS // SILVER AWARD WINNER

In February 2017 Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology formally opened  Te Ara o Mauao, their new student-centric, multi-purpose interdisciplinary learning space on Windermere Campus. The building forms Stage 1 of a wider campus redevelopment project and is situated at the heart of a new Creative Learning Precinct.

Te Ara o Mauao provides Toi Ohomai with 3,500m2 of modern learning space across Art & Design, Music & Radio and other multiple disciplines for approximately 700 students.

The concept of a collaborative urban laneway has underpinned the design of both interior spaces and building form with modern learning and social environments connected and blended across a central three story internal atrium or 'Learning Laneway' (Nga Ara).

Central to the design is the concept of flexibility and variety. Te Ara o Mauao represents significant change for Toi Ohomai, moving the Windermere Campus away from siloed (prefab) classrooms towards modern project based learning environments. This dynamic facility acts as a transitional stepping-stone, promoting wider transformation in learning and delivery across other faculties and the organisation as a whole.

Te Ara o Mauao reaches beyond the campus inspiring a vision of modern tertiary learning across the wider Bay of Plenty Community, through its vibrant, active and welcoming spaces and collaborative partnerships. The building's name actively communicates this ambition by association with the legend of Mauao (Mt Maunganui). The building is a metaphor for 'being caught in the light of learning', growing in mana through knowledge, and developing a deeper understanding for your own benefit and the benefit of others.



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