This project was an upgrade of an existing building already in the ownership of the client, Tainui Iwi. Formerly a Women’s Refuge hostel, the building had been empty for some time.

The brief included the relocation of Tainui Group Holdings’ commercial operations and the provision of a boardroom for Tainui Iwi meetings.

The use of warm coloured timber throughout the project reiterated the building’s history and the history of the Waikato region.