14 Apr 2010

Maori immersion school in running for architecture award

9:02 am on 14 April 2010

A Palmerston North Maori immersion school designed by non-Maori architects, has been singled out in the public architecture category of this year's New Zealand Architecture Awards.

Project leader Ewan Brown told Waatea News that while his Wellington practice Tennant & Brown has designed many schools, Mana Tamariki kura kaupapa was the first time it was required to incorporate Maori concepts into a building.

He said both he and his business partner Hugh Tennant have joined a reo Maori class and are working on a project for Te Whare Wananga O Raukawa in Otaki.