EIT Te Manga Maori Studies

Te Uranga Waka – The Landing Place of Canoes.

Constructing Culture

A symbolic gateway to the campus, EIT’s Te Manga Maori Studies building sits front on to Taradale Road. Housing administration offices, meeting areas, research spaces, and a main entry foyer styled around the concept of a Whare Waka, it commands your attention.

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The Client Experience

The culture within Gemco and the drive to deliver a quality project to our clients produces excellent results. Being able to provide minimal disruptions to the staff and those students using the campus was an important part of the service provided to EIT.




The Construction Foreman Experience

The construction consisted of a mix of traditional timber framework, laminated timber portals, and steel purlins which enhanced the overall aesthetic of the finished product.

You can see the original concept of a Whare Waka represented in the shaping of the parquet flooring and lighting track in the main foyer.  Shaped to follow the lines of a traditional Maori Waka, it adds to the rich culture found throughout the building, and symbolises the learning journey of the students.

We needed a company that provided the management to make sure that the very best could be done, for the the least amount of disruption.

Dick Hilton, Capital Planner, EIT

There is that much knowledge within Gemco itself, that someone will know something that will be able to help you out.

Robin Oliver, Construction Foreman, Gemco