Pā Reo Campus is envisioned to reflect and support ngā kaupapa o Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Creation of Pā Reo - an enclave of one administrative (Te Moana o Raukawa) and three research and educational facilities (Waitapu, Rangataua, Mīria te Kakara), within a broader campus master plan, to support te reo Māori ānake. This project is the fourth project to be constructed by Tennent Brown at the Wānanga, and represents a strong ongoing relationship. The design exercises efficient use of built spaces and economy of design, manifesting in low ongoing maintenance costs and flexible spaces.
This project is designed and built to become a fully certified Living Building, of which there are only 30 in the world. The design is resilient to, and supportive of, natural processes in particular water (stormwater and flood protection). It prioritises people on campus, creating spaces for people and pedestrians over vehicles, whilst still managing accessibility, parking and delivery. Connection to significant landforms and cultural history (places such as Tararua range, Kāpiti, Rangiātea and Urupā, te moana and adjacent wetland elements are all considered.
Pā Reo is a campus embodying kaitiakitanga, with the protection and expression of natural systems and structures that support energy efficiency and carbon neutrality principles. As designed 160 tonnes of embodied carbon over modules A1-A5 cradle to practical completion (a 85% reduction from calculated business as usual BAU). Which equates to 109.5KgCO2e/ m2. As designed 810 tonnes of embodied carbon over modules A1-D cradle to cradle (a 48% reduction from calculated business as usual BAU), which equates to 554.4KgCO2e/ m2
As designed; 160 tonnes of embodied carbon over modules A1-A5 cradle to practical completion (An 85% reduction from calculated business as usual BAU)
Which equates to 109.5KgCO2e/ m2
As designed; 810 tonnes of embodied carbon over modules A1-D cradle to cradle (A 48% reduction from calculated business as usual BAU)
Which equates to 554.4KgCO2e/ m2