Joelle Tolentino

Unitec Institute of Technology

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Project Title
Between the Maunga
"Between the Maunga" was my final studio project for BAS. This high-rise project aimed to honour Te Aranga principles: Ahi Kā, Mauri Tu, and Taiao. The project site was between Maungakiekie and Te Pane o Mataoho. This gave the opportunity for the project to enhance its natural environment by allowing views and complementing the height of these mountains. The crown of the building also pointed towards the significant mountains. All the entrances to the site opened up to the main square. This central public space outlined by the building forms aimed to support the existing public areas such as Onehunga Bay, Taumanu Reserve, and Gloucester Park in reinforcing connection with the Manukau harbour. Celebrating the diverse community of Onehunga, "Between the Maunga" was designed to be a place for all.
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