Story: Māori architecture – whare Māori

Waipapa marae, Auckland

Waipapa marae, Auckland

Waipapa, the marae at Auckland University, was opened in 1988. Its meeting house, Tānenuiarangi, was designed by Pākehā architect Ivan Mercep in discussion with master carver Pākariki Harrison and other experts on traditional Māori buildings. This is the interior. 

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Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland
Reference: Tane-nui-a-Rangi. Auckland: University of Auckland, 1988
Photograph by Hamish Macdonald

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Deidre Brown, 'Māori architecture – whare Māori - Contemporary Māori architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Deidre Brown, published 22 Oct 2014