Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre
This project involves the restoration and extension of the historic Martinborough Town Hall into a multi-purpose community hub for the greater Wairarapa region.
The proposal includes the strengthening to the earthquake-prone Town Hall and an extension to house community services and activities including a library, a toy library, i-SITE visitor centre and Plunket.
Located in the heart of the vibrant Martinborough community the new centre and park will provide an integrated facility that has a strong fit with the local community – a unique place, attractive and vibrant, economically and environmentally sustainable, with quality design.
The Community Centre sits within a re-imagined flexible play/parkscape that offers opportunities for active and passive recreational pursuits. The aim is to create both a strong civic quality building that represents a contemporary design response to the rural vernacular and a domestic friendliness that relates well to the park and adjacent buildings.