Kura Puke (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki Whānui) & Te Urutahi Waikerepuru - Te Kahui Toi / Massey University
Best of the Best Designers Speak® 2022 - Video - Te Rau Karamu Marae
The design of the wharenui ‘Te Whaioranga o Te Whaiao’ relates to a defined area within Te Waonui (the forest) and focused on the roles of atua such as Tāne Whakapiripiri and Hinewaonui in the creation of Te Rakau Tipua - the cosmic tree. This speaks of the connections to all things, which may be experienced by all of those who enter under its canopy and into its embrace, in ceremony guided by the spatial narrative.
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