Office

Level 1, 135 Ward Street
Hamilton 3204, NZ

Contact

office@moaa.co.nz
+ 64 7 834 4355

MOAA is a Hamilton-based studio of architectural professionals driven by an ethos to deliver progressive projects for ambitious clients, both in New Zealand and abroad.

Office

Level 1, 135 Ward Street
Hamilton 3204, NZ

Contact

office@moaa.co.nz
+ 64 7 834 4355

MOAA is a Hamilton-based studio of architectural professionals driven by an ethos to deliver progressive projects for ambitious clients, both in New Zealand and abroad.

Project
1000m²
Education
Wintec School of Media Arts
Education
 

Wintec’s R Block is a revision and rethinking of a former industrial trades training building. The redesign accentuates the positives (large open spaces; extensive roof lighting) while eliminating the negatives (leaking skylights; the solid construction of the building cut off connection to the street outside).

A key design move is a translucent canopy, which was placed over the existing roof to stop leaks while still allowing good natural lighting into the studios. Expansive glazing to the Collingwood St façade and new landscaping activates the once-mute relationship between building and street so that today the School of Media Arts benefits from a clear visual and physical connection with the surrounding urban spaces.

Projects