Hundertwasser Art Centre

Completed 2022 An artwork in itself, Whangārei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre is a legacy of Austrian artist and activist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The centre is the culmination of a plan first mooted in the early 1990s for Friedensreich Hundertwasser to design a building as part of his New Zealand legacy. Hundertwasser was a highly influential Austrian artist, […]

Waitangi – Te Rau Aroha

Completed 2020 Te Rau Aroha was officially opened in February 2020 at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is HB Architecture’s seventh completed project on the treaty grounds and it truely holds a special place in the hearts of our team. Named ‘Te Rau Aroha’ after the mobile canteen that brought tobacco, cake, music and radio […]

Knoll Ridge Cafe

Completed 2016 Knoll Ridge Café is located at Whakapapa Ski Field on Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park. Situated on the side of amountain the commercial ski field is also sited on what is New Zealand’s largest active volcano. Rapidly changing weather istypical of the conditions encountered on New Zealand mountains, with Mt. Ruapehuno exception. Designing […]

Oruku Landing – Events Centre

Concept design The key building on the Oruku Landing project is the proposed Whangarei Events Centre. This is a multi-purpose theatre and events centre capable of accommodating up to 950 people with a variety of conference and entertainment modes. The events centre is located on the eastern end of the site, bounded by both Riverside […]

Waitangi Visitors Centre

Completed 2016 The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are one of New Zealand’s most important historical sites, which have now become a very significant tourist destination. With increasing numbers visiting every year, there was a need to upgrade the Visitor’s Centre in order to enhance the visitor experience. The Waitangi Visitors Centre, by Architect John Scott – […]

Oruku Landing – Mixed Use Building

Concept design The Mixed Use building at Oruku Landing is proposed at the western end of the site. The building is five storeys in height and contains twenty riverfront apartments, five retail units and a five-storey car parking building fronting Riverside Drive. The carpark will include bike parking and EV charging bays. Retail units are […]

Kotuitui Whitinga Footbridge

Completed 2014 Harris Butt Architecture in association with GHK Piling and Richardson Stevens Consulting submitted their entry along with four other consultant groups for the Waiarohia Stream Footbridge Competition. This design by local architects, contractors and engineers was selected as the winning entry over the entries of some larger Auckland based construction companies. The competition […]

Oruku Landing – Master Plan Development

Concept design Northland Development Corporation (NDC) was looking to develop a unique Whangarei Events Centre with associated hotel, apartments, commercial space and parking on 12,460m2 of reclaimed river land between the Hatea River and Riverside Drive in Whangarei later known as Oruku Landing. The aim was to provide Whangarei with a leading edge facility that […]

Waitangi Gateway Building

Completed 2016 HB Architecture has been working with the Waitangi National Trust for several years, providing solutions and resolve issues for what is arguably the most significant historic landscape in New Zealand.  The first stage has been to provide a welcome “gateway” building. The “Gateway” makes references to the traditional form of Te Whare Runanga […]

Te Kakano

Completed 2016Te Kakano is an essential first step in the realisation of the Hundertwasser Art Centre. This piece of sculptural architecture serves as a test bed for all the elements of the design, materials and construction needed to build the HAC. In respecting the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser we decided to use the koru form […]