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We are delighted that Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton has won another award, this time the international NEC Project of the Year 2018 for the strong collaborative approach which procured the building.

Congratulations in particular to the Project Manager Marc Palmer for overseeing this contract so successfully.

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A media release about Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom winning the Public Architecture Award on Friday has been published on the Horowhenua District Council. You can read the annoucement here 

 

 

We are delighted that the Library /Museum/Community facility project recently completed in Foxton has just be rewarded by the NZIA. The complex project which houses the public Library, a Maori Gallery, a Dutch Gallery, and community facilities has made a welcome impact on the life of the local township. The judges citations reads:

” It is the result of a decade of politicking, but the impact of this wholly appropriate and apparently simple stroke of genius on the town of Foxton has been immense. The architects have “suspended a waka in a Mitre 10 shed”, and in doing so created a community hub around the iconic Windmill, Whare Manaaki and Flax-strippers Museum – bringing iwi and Netherlands’ histories together across a library and connecting the main street town centre back to the river. This project showcases the best of what architecture can contribute to our communities.”

Many thanks to wonderful input from the Horowhenua District Council team and all the volunteers, consultants and contractors, the majority of whom were locally based.

Photo by Simon Devitt

Photos of the recently completed Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom by Simon Devitt. You can see more over on our website here 

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A glimpse of the water from the Park HyattIMG_3376 site visit yesterday

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom making great progress!

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A pop of colour for the new museum and library in Foxton!

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The new library and museum complex in Foxton is making great progress!!

  

Construction of the new library and museum in Foxton is progressing rapidly, the form of the pop out mezzanine area is now clearly visible.

 

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Construction is underway in Foxton for Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, a unique project that brings together a library, community facilities, café and Dutch and Maori galleries.

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