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MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange / Warren and Mahoney

  • 17:00 - 18 June, 2015
MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange / Warren and Mahoney
MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange / Warren and Mahoney, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 19

  • Project Designer

    Blair Johnston
  • Builder

    Hawkins
  • Structural Engineer

    Holmes Consulting Group
  • Hydraulic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer

    Aurecon
  • Landscape Consultant

    Boffa Miskell
  • Interior (Hard Fit-out)

    Warren and Mahoney
  • Loose Furniture

    MIT (Hayley-Anne Brown)
  • Lighting

    Aurecon
  • Quantity Surveyor

    WT Partnership
  • Geotehcnical Consultant, Traffic Consultant

    Opus
  • Planning Consultant

    Beca
  • Fire & Safety Consultant

    Holmes Fire & Safety
  • Acoustics

    Marshall Day Acoustics
  • Project Manager, Programming Consultant

    Beca
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

Text description provided by the architects. MIT Manukau integrates two essential elements: a 20,000m2 learning facility for the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and a new Auckland Transport railway station. By seamlessly weaving together education and transport, MIT Manukau represents a complete departure from conventional education design.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

The people of South Auckland enrol in tertiary education at a rate only half the national average. MIT’s mission is to open up the possibility of study in the minds of their community. Correspondingly, MIT Manukau is designed to eliminate barriers to entry and invite people to engage with the possibilities of learning. By integrating the campus with the public transport system, commuters entering the building are exposed to the heart of MIT and its programmes, consequently reaching the widest possible audience.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The ground floor expresses an open invitation to all who approach – a feeling magnified by the soaring six storey atrium. Learning spaces themselves are not formal. Instead, they are flexible, open and designed for student interaction.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Aesthetically, the building has the responsibility to reflect the values and aspirations of MIT while also providing an appropriate response to the community’s cultural diversity. The design response has generated a structurally integrated approach incorporating the direct use of materials, finishes and environmental techniques. The interaction of raking ‘diamond brace’ columns, transverse external steel beam lines, and external horizontal sun shading produces a complex but repeating pattern that is evocative of not one, but many cultures and many points of view.

Section
Section

Internally, the architecture is conceived as a simple framework - a ‘coathanger’ for students to dress with their own identities, to hang the cloak of the community on. It is a very adaptable, open space, incorporating warm timber and vibrant colour; built with long term flexibility to evolve with both the identity of the community and contemporary educational pedagogy.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

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Cite: "MIT Manukau & Transport Interchange / Warren and Mahoney" 18 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/643544/mit-manukau-and-transport-interchange-warren-and-mahoney/> ISSN 0719-8884
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