Site Tour | Heke Rua Archives

5 Jun 2024
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Site Tour | Heke Rua Archives

June 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive member-only site tour of Heke Rua, the remarkable refurbishment of the Archives Building. 
The event will kick off with networking and refreshments, followed by presentations from industry leaders Warren & Mahoney, who will delve into the design process, after which Aurecon, NDY, Dexus, and LTM will provide insights into structural, civil, services, acoustics, Greenstar, and development aspects.
Heke Rua boasts international best practice standards for archival facilities, featuring base isolation for seismic resilience and backup generators to sustain emergency operations. The project has been praised for collaboration on a building that connects to the ancestral home of Te Āti Awa and sets a new benchmark for archival preservation.
Taranaki Whānui Te Atiawa representatives and design agency, Tihei, have worked alongside architects Warren & Mahoney to co-design this building with a te ao Māori world view, connecting the building to the whenua it sits on and acknowledging the people that lived here before.
The tour will conclude with a half-hour physical exploration of key project features. Witness the culmination of visionary partnership and cutting-edge design – join us for this insightful exploration of Heke Rua and experience the pride and sense of place it evokes for our nation’s taonga and people.
All attendees will need to supply their own hard hat with chin strap, boots and hi-vis vest. Please let us know if you do not have these items, we have some spare but these are available on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Rodney Sampson, Project Principal, Warren & Mahoney
  • Ben Whaanga, Site Manager, LTM
  • Tessa Beetham, Project Lead, Aurecon 
  • Crispin Jones, Project Lead (services, acoustics, Greenstar), NDY 
  • Phill Stanley, Development Manager, Dexus
  • Melissa Thompson, Senior Associate/Architect, Warren & Mahoney (MC)
Please note: As this is a member-only event, you will need to be logged in as a member to register. For further instructions on how to reset your password and login, click here. If you are not a member and are interested in attending this event, please contact Nikki Livesey The advertised ticket price is inclusive of GST.
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5 June 2024
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Programme Rooms, Ground Floor, National Library of New Zealand Corner Molesworth & Aitken St
Thorndon, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Site Tour | Heke Rua Archives - General Registration
  • $ 55.00 – Member
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