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O OCEANIC ARCHITECTURE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN URBAN PLANNING

www.oceanicarchitecture.com info@oceanicarchitecture.com PO Box 300849 Albany Mega Centre, Auckland, NZ Telephone 011649 4145623, Fax: 011649 4145523 Aotearoa/New Zealand

A selection of projects undertaken by

Oceanic A r c h i t e c t u r e E n v i r o n m e n t a l D e s i g n U r b a n P l a n n i n g L t d.

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P h i l o s o p h y Architecture is the means by which we provide shelter for people and those things they find important. It is intrinsic to all communities. It also provides for symbols of identity and cultural representation.

Sustainable Architecture places emphasis on the holistic values of a community and recognizes that the earth has finite resource bases, which must be used with intelligence and responsibility to ensure the well being of future generations. It postulates an approach that reduces unnecessary material use, recyclable material reuse, total life cycle costs and minimal carbon production as a result of the design, construction, client use and total life of the building

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Architecture works closely with their clients to ensure that an appropriate design is attained that match their clients’ wishes. We recognize that each project has its own special and individual requirements and that often needs vary from individual to individual, community to community and culture to culture.

Ocean Architecture is dedicated to producing fine architecture, which reflects their client and their clients’ aspirations.

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Ministry of Education, Government of New Zealand Ministry of Maori Policy and Development, Te Puni Kokiri. Government of New Zealand Ministry of Correction, Government of New Zealand

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University of Hawaii, State government of Hawaii, United States of America Massey University. Albany, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Secondary and Primary: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga Primary: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangere Secondary: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi Primary: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Maungarongo Primary: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Pumau o Ngapuhi

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Motatau Marae Te Whetu Marae Ruapotaka Marae Ngati Otara Marae Te Herenga Waka Marae, Mataora Marae, Papakura Marae Papatoetoe Marae Tahuwhakatiki Marae

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Norana Park - Softball Auckland Central Stadium Mangere Otahuhu Netball Association

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Radio: Aotearoa Radio Television: Tainui Television Television: Maori Television (competitive bid)

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Integrity • • •

We are an honest, socially responsible and ethical professional practice. We honor our client’s commitments and treat others with mutual respect and trust. We recognize our responsibility in providing solutions which are sustainable in terms of the planets resources and in reducing the carbon footprint of all communities.

Employees • • • •

Our employees are our most valuable and valued resource; they are the backbone to our viability and success, and included in our key decision making. We respect and encourage our employees’ ideas, diversity and cultures. We are committed to the social and intellectual advancement of our employees. We recognize the difference that one person can make and seek to empower our employees as activators in their own families and communities.

Clients • • •

We are committed to working with our clients to provide them with the best solution possible. We are passionate about solving our clients' problems and exploring new models and sustainable solutions with them. Our success is measured by the successful engagement and utilization of our work by our clients. .

Excellence • •

We strive to achieve excellence in all areas of our business – concept development, design, technical resolution, operational, and administrative tasks. We pride ourselves on bringing outstanding results and innovative solutions to everything we do.

Innovation • • •

We recognize that new solutions are the embodiment of critical thinking and seek to employ that in all of our endeavors. We look for creative, new or better ways to discern solutions. Intelligence, creativity, exploration and imagination are key to our approach to our work.

Agility • •

We embrace change, flexibility and adaptation in a rapidly evolving world We strive to anticipate changes in market drivers and to work with our clients and employees to adapt to those changes

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As the architectural profession has become better informed of the impact of their endeavors upon the planet, most have moved towards a greater responsibility in their work with investigations into Sustainable Design. Sustainable Design or ESD (Ecologically Sensitive Design) accepts that the planet has a finite amount of natural resources from which to support the planets populations. Wise use of those resources, together with an intelligent approach to design to mitigate the Carbon affects of construction, material manufacture, transportation and destruction requires accountability from designers of their work and their design approach. Oceanic Architecture has embraced the principles of Sustainable Design and ESD since its inception and has become renown for its intelligent environmental approach to design Briefs and the for the production of ESD designs. Mike Barns, the company Principle has been involved with environmental design since 1988 when appointed to the New Zealand governmental task group, the RMLR Core Group, charged with investigating and repealing all impedimentary legislation which disadvantaged environmental preservation and protection and also charged with creating new overarching legislation to manage New Zealand’s environmental protection and sustainability of the countries natural resources (The Resource Management Act 1990). Sustainable Design principles’ have driven Oceanic Architecture’s approach to architecture in New Zealand, the United States and the Pacific Ocean area with projects which have become signatures for environmental design. The scope of services extends from Master Planning, to Architectural Design, Urban Design, Construction Management, Project Management and EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) of public and private projects. The size of projects has extended from small school design to large University multi level buildings and Campus Sustainability Master Plan design. Where necessary, Oceanic Architecture partners with University research laboratories, technology companies, planners and green industrial leaders around the world to produce innovative design solutions. This network extends from the UK and Europe to Australia/New Zealand, China and the United States.

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H A W A I I N U I A K E A School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawaii Manoa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Introduction A specialized building to provide for the growth and diversity of Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Education Departments and Schools at the University of Hawaii primary Campus at Manoa, Oahu, Hawaii. The cultural design of this building pays acknowledgement to traditional Hawaiian values and notions of earth stewardship (malama aina). The traditional Hawaiian Hale symbolizes the Hawaiian presence in the landscape and provides passive heating and traditional cooling opportunities for contemporary building design. This building is designed according to primary ESD principals, including correct orientation, thermal mass, passive wind cooling (Pacific Trade winds), thermal piles and employs non fossil fuelled technologies to run the building. A combination of Photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines and site hydro generation with passive cooling principles allow the building to be totally self sufficient energetically and will export energy back to the University.

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School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawaii Manoa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Zero Carbon Traditional Hawaiian values of family, intergenerational societal roles, caring for the land, cosmology, navigation, dance and chanting were investigated to produce a new design language from which to design this landmark building. Fusion of traditional tropical building principles, together with green technologies are designed to produce a zero carbon building.

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M AU NG A R O N G O “Mountain of Peace�, - Total Immersion Maori Language Primary School for Ministry of Education New Zealand government. Owairaka,, Auckland, New Zealand.

Introduction A Brownfield site was interrogated to produce a building sensitive to contours, landform and the pre European history of the area. Contemporary architectural expression of traditional Maori cultural beliefs of knowledge, family, social responsibility and the earthmother.

Ecologically Sustainable Design principles of use of sun, wind, earth, water and plant biodiversity were explored and reconciled to produce a school that reflects its community. Optimal use of natural lighting to reduce fossil fuel energies and large open spaces to create interactive and animated learning spaces; rain shelter and external teaching spaces were all achieved in this project.

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Low Carbon Sustainable design principles required a selection of minimal carbon footprint materials. Accordingly, the contemporary design was achieved by the use of timber frame on steel structure with timber and cement based external linings. Non-lead based paints were used through out.

Cultural Design principles required acknowledgement and symbolic reference to primary Maori social and cultural institutions. This design, co authored by the school and students from the school pursued the metaphor of an ancient Maori symbol for knowledge and betterment.

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TE WHARE A IWI Albany, Auckland, New Zealand

Sustainable Design discussions have matured over the past 10 years. Where as previous discussions were primary centered around the introduction and intervention of individual building designs to better their energy use, current discussion recognize that the correct level of focus is at the community level, with the assumption that the urban and architectural design of their buildings are being correctly and adequately provided for. Sustainable Communities discussions require that not only should the individual buildings correctly address ESD sustainable design, but the amalgamation of master planning and architectural design should address the overall holistic needs of the community and provide for their needs in an environmentally sensitive way. Energy modeling, planned non carbon energy use, waste management planning, reduced water use, reduced heat island planning, transportation systems, site recycling, carbon miles of materials and labor, total life cycle costs, cultural retention, cultural identity, social integration and mixed use planning all play a part in Sustainable Communities studies today. Oceanic Architecture is involved at all levels of these discussions with clients, energy produces, architectural laboratories, material manufacturers, technology developers and land use developers. Relationships with key global Enviro-science labs in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the United States ensures that Oceanic Architecture is well informed and up to date with current thinking in Sustainable Communities. Company members are encouraged to participate in academic and professional discussions and conferences as a way of staying connected to the discussions. The scope of services presented by Oceanic Architecture include Master Planning, energy use modeling, energy planning, transportation planning, waste management, architectural design and carbon use calculation.

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Immersion Maori Language Secondary School, Part of a Sustainable Urban Community Ministry of Education, New Zealand government Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

Introduction A purpose designed and built school campus to provide for Maori Language in the New Zealand education curriculum. Captures fundamental Green design principles with natural lighting, passive solar heating to interior and timber from nearby harvestable forests on a Brownfield site.

Minimal site engineering was undertaken to place the building on the site, settling it amongst the existing trees around the site and adjacent to an existing stream. Timber was treated with organic substances in lieu of standard toxic CCA derivatives’.

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Natural Lighting Internal learning spaces were optimized for minimal energy use by maximizing natural light input into the spaces. Heat capture from solar gain also minimized carbon/ fossil fuel energies and reduced the carbon footprint of the school, the first of its kind for the New Zealand government.

The role of Maori cultural integrity within the sustainable design objectives was investigated and pursued to ensure a sustainable community was establish as part of the schools mission.

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West Auckland Urban Community and School Campus, Kelston, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand In order to achieve communities that are socially and culturally integrated, support of individual members and embrace ESD principles, Sustainable Master Planning sets out the limits to growth and the extent to which natural resources can be harvested and employed. Oceanic Architecture has been involved in Master Planning new green field sustainable communities and sustainable community interventions within existing urban fabric. Lifestyle choices, healthy communities, respect for both gender, and appropriate treatment of the elderly in the community all form the foundations of Sustainable Master Planning.

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