Ngā Aho Award

Fleur Palmer FUTURE PROOFING building sustainable papakāinga to support Māori aspirations for self-determination

Student Nga Aho 2016 Credits
  • Student Team
    Fleur Palmer, Te Karaka Trust, Matihetihe, Motuti, Waihou, Waipuna, Ngāti Ngati Manawa, Ngāti Tupoto and Waipereira marae, He Korowai Trust
  • Tutors
    Professor Tania Ka’ai, Professor Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul,, Dr Carl Mika
  • School
    Auckland University of Technology
Judge's comments:

This project demonstrates design as a way to respond to human need, rather than as an aesthetic pursuit. It isn’t pretty, but it’s gritty; showcasing a highly technical and considered response to raw needs and real circumstances.

This project is far more than about designing ‘things’, it is about designing community and future.