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Community Centre wins awards

May 20, 2021

Congratulations to Te Matapihi - Bulls Community Centre for winning two awards at the Te Kāhui Whaihanga, New Zealand Institute of Architects 2021 Local Architecture Awards (Western Region) last week.

Te Matapihi, designed by Architecture Workshop Ltd was one of three winners in the Public Architecture category, with judges describing the building as a confident public community centre that fulfills the key project aspiration: to create a community centre located around a soon-to be developed urban space. The building is noticeable for its carapace (screen metal wrapping) that elevates the building’s exterior and references local river terraces and bridge. Te Matapihi is home to the Bulls Information Centre, Whare Ako - Learning Hub (library), Town Hall, public toilets, a roof top terrace with stunning views over the district for the community to enjoy. Te Matapihi also won a 2021 Resene Colour Award on the same evening.

The Local Architecture Awards honour the best new architecture in the eight regional branches of Te Kāhui Whaihanga. Each year more than 400 nominations are received with only 150 projects shortlisted. Winners at the local awards also have a chance to receive further honours at national level.

Te Matapihi is open everyday from 9am-5pm except Christmas Day. Meeting spaces and the town hall can be booked by contacting: