Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rotorua Police Station by Leuschke Architects

LeuschkeArchitects  have not a "standard police station". But instead created a bold and beautiful building that embraces the tradition of Māori architecture in a contemporary way.

During consultation with the local (Rotorua) Iwi, the notion of a Korowai drape was found to be the most compelling notation for the building's expression: 'Just as a Korowai drapes and protects its wearer,so too the screen drapes and protects the building, just as in turnm the Police portect the community.'