COMPLETION DATE 2017
SEGMENT Space planning, Hospitality, Master planning and urban design
RESEARCH Architectural Concepts and Sustainable design.
RESEARCHER Shableet Chandra MArch(Prof)
Kawerau is surrounded by a wealth of natural resources and its main attraction is the Putauaki Mount also knows as Mt Edgecumbe. Tarawera River, which is known for tourist attraction, runs downstream along the mountain edge, providing a natural venue for whitewater sports activity. Situated in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand, having a history of sporting like Whitewater rafting, King of the mountain, BMX bike racing, Woodfest, fishing and Hunting, which favors its climate and geographical surrounding.This research project aims to give back youth and the community by providing a venue for locals to get together train keeping them physically and mentally fit and enjoy Whitewater sport. The facility will create jobs and promote the town of Kawerau as a sporting venue for future Whitewater sports and training facility for Athletics. An initiative by local social sector trial to reduce crime in youth, need for a place to meet and collaborative group activities known as Te Whiri.