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Congrats to Az James and Workshop e on winning  the Museum Project Excellence Award  for Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom at the NZ Museum Awards.

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The Project Excellence Award is presented for an outstanding museum or gallery project that contributes to best practice in the Museum sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and demonstrates excellence, relevance, innovation and vision. The judges said, “The award went to the visionary Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, in Foxton. This project was developed through a ground-breaking three-way cultural partnership. The result is a feeling of real community ownership for the centre.”

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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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Te Awahou opening: a fantastic day on Saturday…..a couple of hundred people for the 4am dawn ceremony…then thousands of people turned out for the opening ceremony….great weather…..great events and speeches and performances….then the doors opened and they flooded in. Everyone very impressed and seemed blown away by it all. It has been 9 years since we started this project so it is a major to see it finally opening.

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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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Ground was broken last Sunday at the site of the Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Museum and Library complex.

For more details see this article in the Manawatu Standard.

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