Matamata-Piako Civic Centre

Modern and Distinctive Design Pays Homage to Site Heritage

Matamata-Piako Civic Centre
Matamata-Piako Civic Centre
Matamata-Piako Civic Centre
Matamata-Piako Civic Centre

Project Credits

Client

Matamata-Piako District Council

Date Completed

2018

Sector

Public & Civic

Awards
Project Lead

Brian Rastrick

An opportunity to celebrate a unique sense of place and connection formed the blueprint for Chow:Hill’s design for Matamata-Piako’s Civic & Memorial Centre.

The prominent corner site of Matamata-Piako’s Civic & Memorial Centre gave Chow:Hill the opportunity to design a landmark building, connecting the contemporary township with memories of its past.  

The Centre, also known as Te Whare Whakamaharatanga ō te hāpori ō Matamata-Piako, is home to the district’s memorial centre, Council reception and offices, public library and meeting spaces. The striking design of the $6.9m building had strong architectural forms as its core and, together with a modern building palette, enabled the Chow:Hill team to also create a public plaza that welcomes civic engagement.

The use of natural materials, including locally sourced Hinuera stone, reinforces connection to the region, while the careful integration of the existing fountains and cenotaph pays homage to the rich history of the district.

Matamata-Piako Civic Centre

Project Overview

Client

Matamata-Piako District Council

Status

2018

An opportunity to celebrate a unique sense of place and connection formed the blueprint for Chow:Hill’s design for Matamata-Piako’s Civic & Memorial Centre.

The prominent corner site of Matamata-Piako’s Civic & Memorial Centre gave Chow:Hill the opportunity to design a landmark building, connecting the contemporary township with memories of its past.  

The Centre, also known as Te Whare Whakamaharatanga ō te hāpori ō Matamata-Piako, is home to the district’s memorial centre, Council reception and offices, public library and meeting spaces. The striking design of the $6.9m building had strong architectural forms as its core and, together with a modern building palette, enabled the Chow:Hill team to also create a public plaza that welcomes civic engagement.

The use of natural materials, including locally sourced Hinuera stone, reinforces connection to the region, while the careful integration of the existing fountains and cenotaph pays homage to the rich history of the district.

Matamata-Piako Civic CentreMatamata-Piako Civic Centre
Matamata-Piako Civic CentreMatamata-Piako Civic CentreMatamata-Piako Civic Centre
Matamata-Piako Civic Centre

Project Credits

Client

Matamata-Piako Civic Centre

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Public & Civic

Awards

 

Lead Architect

Brian Rastrick

Project Team

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