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Waitohi Library and Community Hub

Striking entrance columns, in carefully crafted CNC routered Vulcan timber screening, set this new community hub apart.

Project details

Architect
Athfield Architects
CNC Design
Matthew Mcintyre-Wilson
CNC Routing
Makers of Architecture
Product
Vulcan Screening in Protector - Manuka
Photography credit
Jason Mann Photography
Completion date
Early 2020
Location
Johnsonville - Wellington, New Zealand

Waitohi, Johnsonville’s new library and community hub, supports sustainable city growth and sets a precedent for suburban centres transitioning towards denser ‘town’ centres, consolidating and connecting existing facilities.

Vulcan Screening in Protector - Manuka has been used extensively to the exterior, including carefully crafted 700x88mm x 6m high entrance columns CNC routered by Makers of Architecture, in a design by celebrated artist Matthew Mcintyre-Wilson.

Launched as a design competition by Wellington City Council, the project has delivered:

  • A new community heart/ town centre for Johnsonville (10,000 additional people expected to live in Johnsonville in the next 20years)
  • Consolidated community facilities including; Johnsonville Library, Keith Spy Pool (in its existing location), Whānau Manaaki Kindergarten, café - Common Ground, Johnsonville transport hub linking to Memorial Park

Awards:

  • Winner - 2020 Wellington Architecture Awards - Public Architecture Category
  • Winner - 2021 Wellington Architecture Awards by New Zealand Institute of Architects - Interior Architecture Category

Products

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Vulcan Screening in Protector Natural Abodo Wood
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Protector Coating Abodo Wood
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