The Living Pā – Case Study

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The Living Pā project, situated at Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus, serves as a remarkable example of how mass engineered timber construction can significantly reduce carbon emissions while providing an inspiring environment for learning.

In this case study, we will explore the sustainability achievements of the Living Pā and emphasize its role as a pioneer in high performance building, with deep-rooted connections to Māori values.

Case Study

The Living Pā project represents an ambitious endeavour to transform Te Herenga Waka Marae, located on Kelburn Parade at Victoria University of Wellington, into one of the world’s most environmentally responsible hubs. This 24-page report breaks down the project and offers insights into the design and construction.

The video below gives an indepth understanding on why the Living Pā was such an important design project.

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