The Blues High Performance Training Centre
Ministry of Architecture + Interiors
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"A key aspect of the Blues High Performance Training Facility
was to recognise the Maori cultural importance of the site.
Discussions were held with Ngati Whatua Orakei, where
legends, stories and emotions were shared. These Korero
allowed us to add a third dimension to our design meaning.
The striking building already had practical and functional
elements, but now it had purpose, history and recognition.
This offered depth and meaning to the patterning, colour
selection and placement of the carpet tiles and vinyl flooring.
A bespoke carpet pattern was created which interweaves from
three different points of the building, representing the
relationship of the building to three volcanic locations:
Maungawhau/Mt Eden, Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill, Te Kopuke/Mt St
Shaw Contract carpet tiles were used in two shades of blue (Color Frame Charming & Figment), black (Pacific
Waimea Volcanic) and grey (Pacific Waimea Granite). Tarkett
was used in the cafe, hydration station and physiotherapy rooms,
Safe.T safety vinyl used in bathroom areas.
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