Tūhono translates as; to join, bond, and connect. We celebrate the Festival of Architecture 2018 here in Tauranga with a panel discussion featuring iwi leaders, developers, artists & designers, economic advisors, council representatives and story tellers who all share a common passion for providing a strong design narrative for the Tauranga CBD.
With new developments and buildings being a common occurrence within the CBD in recent times, with the new Tertiary Campus and Farmers Development projects underway, there is a strong desire by key stakeholders in these projects for our architecture and urban design to help tell the unique story of our place.
This discussion will acknowledge the importance of recognising the role of tangata whenua within the CBD, and how we can elevate their position as a key partner in future developments within the city.
The collective vision for all of us should be to provide tangible design outcomes within our build environment that celebrates our joint cultural heritage and provides a strong foundation for future developments within our city. Recognising that this will take a collaborative approach by the council, developers, tangata whenua and the wider community to make this bold vision a reality.