Warren and Mahoney Architects 40 Opus, with Te Ngai Tuahuriri Runanga/Matapopore Charitable Trust Te Omeka / Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Creative DirectorsNick Warring, Harvey Duncan, Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngai Tahu Artist), Fayne Robinson (Ngai Tahu Artist)
Design DirectorAndrew Barclay
Team MembersTim Holmes, Duncan Craig, Jessica Smallbone, Tui Falwasser, Matapopore, Jo Petrie, Matapopore, Joseph Hullen, Matapopore, Sacha McMeeking, Matapopore, Dr Te Maire Tau, Matapopore
ClientMinistry of Justice
Kia atawhai ki te iwi, to Care for the people (Pita Te Hori).
Te Omeka truly embodies the words of NgāiTūāhuriri past Upoko Pita te Hori which have been and continue to be at the heart of the Christchurch rebuild. As the first government building completed in Christchurch since 2011’s earthquakes, this landmark project brings to life the previously and largely invisible cultural landscape of Ngāi Tūāhuriri. It does so in a mature way through well considered integration of cultural narratives and aesthetic into the physical structure and fabric of the building, reflected in everything from cladding to door handles. The four years of collaboration between architects, designers, artists and mana whenua, shows.