Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium Project

Work on the Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium is nearing completion:

 

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March 2015 - PSP Auckland Architects’ Tennis tournament

After a great day in the sun, our defending champions take out the PSP Auckland Architects’ Tennis tournament for the second year in a row. Well done Leticia and Ben, keep up the good work.

Jan 2015 - Ministry of Architecture + Interiors Christmas function 2014

The team enjoyed an action packed day out this year with a Jetboat trip up to Riverhead, brewery tour and beer tasting, golf and dinner at the Riverhead followed by drinks in the city. Merry Christmas team!

Nov 2014 - Wooden Spoons designs

Staff member Benjamin Conner has been hard at work designing these modern ply Christmas trees, reindeer and decorations. Check out his website and Facebook page for further information. www.woodenspoons.co.nz, woodenspoons000 (Facebook)

Sep 2014 - New Associate Lisa Middleton

Lisa Middleton was made an associate this month, complementing her position as head of interiors. Lisa continues to keep the team busy with a workplace solutions projects and brings to the office her extensive experience in hospitality and healthcare design.  Congratulations Lisa.

June 2014 - New Office

Sep 2014 - New Associate Lisa Middleton

Lisa Middleton was made an associate this month, complementing her position as head of interiors. Lisa continues to keep the team busy with a workplace solutions projects and brings to the office her extensive experience in hospitality and healthcare design.  Congratulations Lisa.

April 2014 - Ministry of tennis takes the title

PSP Auckland Architects' Tennis Tournament 2014. Leticia and Ben compete in the tennis tournament taking out first place, winning against Jasmax in the semi-final and final after a challenging round robin.

Jan 2014 - Ministry of Architecture + Interiors Christmas function 2013

Aug 2013 - Nelson Farmers

Ministry of Architecture + Interiors' latest design work has just been featured in the Nelson Mail Newspaper and is bound to start causing some excitement in the region.

July 2013 - The Pods Christchurch

June 2013 - The Pods Christchurch

Nov 2012 - Wynyard Pavillion

Ministry of Architecture + Interiors' design for a new test cricket ground & events venue in Auckland have been short listed for an award!

 

The AAA Unbuilt Architecture Awards, celebrating its 21’st year, will be announced at an exhibition and ceremony at the St Paul’s Street Gallery on Thursday 15th November. The project has been entered in the Open Conceptual category for work submitted by New Zealand practicing architects, graduates, designers, and related professionals throughout New Zealand.

Nov 2012 - Auckland Grammar School Magazine

Ministry of Architecture + Interiors featuring in the latest Ad Augusta Auckland Grammer School Magazine

Sep 2012 - New Lynn White Cross

Ministry of Architecture + Interiors recently attended the opening of the new Lunn Ave White Cross by the Hon. Tony Ryall Minister of Health. Ministry of Architecture + Interiors completed the interior fitout of the A&M centre working closely with the team at White Cross. The completed project uses bold colour and textures to reinforce the White Cross brand and create a vibrant and cheerful interior for building users and staff alike. Congratulations to White Cross and JCL for the delivery of this successful project.

Aug 2012 - Ice skating

The team at MOAI have been entering into the Olympic spirit with a recent trip to the Aotea Square Ice Rink!

 

While a few braved the ice, the rest of the team were in attanedance for moral support, as well as to judge the events and take some photos. A good time was had by all, but its safe to say we wont be quitting the day job anytime soon!

Aug 2012 - Wynyard Pavillion

MOAI has been making waves on Auckland waterfront, with the release of designs for a new international test cricket ground.

 

Since the public release of project details, the building has been featured both nationally and internationally with inclusions in the New Zealand Herald and World Architecture News (WAN)

 

Working alongside our long standing client Robt. Jones Holdings Ltd, MOAI have prepared design proposals for the new sports and recreation facility for the Tank Farm site in the City’s Wynyard quarter. As well as a response to the current debate on the future of New Zealand test cricket, the proposals look to work within the vision for the future of the tank farm site, as set out by the Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the development of a ‘robust and clear urban structure and network of open spaces’.

 

The proposals have received high-profile backing by ex- Black Caps batsman Martin Crowe, who told the New Zealand Herald he hadn’t felt this excited about the prospects for cricket for a long time.

 

When not in use as a venue for International the area can be utilized as a public park, as well as being available for a variety of other uses such as community sports, concerts and festivals. In the creation of a public space which supports both active and passive uses, the design looks to maximize the potential of this ‘magical’ site projecting out to the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. The redevelopment of the Tank Farm, or Western Reclamation, is envisioned to be ‘New Zealand’s leading example of sustainable development’ In line with these principles the design incorporates best-practice sustainability strategies and design components.

The design accommodates players facilities, catering area, media and event spaces, and undercover seating for around 2000 fans. The proposed landscape berm to the perimeter of the playing surface provides informal seating for a further 6000 at full capacity, as well as providing an element of protection for the players, and general public when in use as a community space. In addition, the structure has been design to be easily converted for use as a sound stage for concerts and public events.

Architecturally the proposals seek to create a landmark building worthy of its unique and distinctive context.

June 2012 - Kelston Boys High School

MOAI’s recently completed Information Commons and Deaf Education Centre at Kelston Boys High School had its grand opening recently, with Auckland Mayor Len Brown in attendance.

 

MOAI staff were also included on the event guest list, after completion of the project we have been involved with since 2009.

 

As part of MOAI’s site assessment and design appraisal reports that were a precurser to the 5ya masterplan, the existing library, ablutions block and change sheds were removed and new buildings designed for purpose that strengthen the existing compact nature of the school were proposed. Working within the constraints of the existing layout, the walkway connections, landscaping and external areas are proposed to be refurbished to create a sense of place for the users and guests that reflect the dynamic and positive life that abounds the school.

 

The finished Stage 1 project provides a state of the art 600sqm Library including a dedicated ICT suite for up to 35 students, 3 further ICT suites, 6 completely reconstructed classrooms and a new home for the Kelston Deaf Education Centre within the school. Specialist IT equipment, maintenance and server rooms as well as new office and administration areas will also be provided.

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