Te Kauwhata Library & Service Centre

Standing at the gateway to the village centre the Library is pivotal to the urban fabric of the township.


  • New Zealand


  • Te Kauwhata Library and Service Centre

Project Status

  • Completed 2011


  • 2011 NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Award - Public Architecture
A sculptural and vivacious exterior leads via a sweeping entry into a central vortex which then spills out to the pleasant pools that are the book spaces. The Architect's stated belief that ‘good public architecture should be robust and enduring, but should also delight and inspire people’ has been ably realised in this project. The library is a building that should make its town proud.
NZIA Panel Judges 2011