Focus area 7: Reflect mana whenua mātauranga and Māori design principles throughout Auckland
Rohe arotahinga 7: Whakaata i te mana whenua, mātauranga me ngā whanonga pono hoahoa puta noa i Tāmaki Makaurau
Mana whenua contribution through
Māori design is a critical component of Auckland's future development.
Since 1840, Māori identity and culture has been minimised in the Auckland landscape.
Through Māori design
mātauranga Māori can be placed at the centre of planning, design and development. This offers a holistic approach that creates places and spaces that are welcoming to all, from
tamariki and young
Te Oro, Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre
Mana whenua opportunities to influence place-making can reinforce a sense of belonging for generations to come through the expression of their mātauranga and pūrakau in urban design.
Te Aranga Māori design principles provide a way to instil Māori cultural identity in the built landscape, bringing mana whenua to the centre of Auckland's design. Read more about the principles on the
Auckland Design Manual website.
There are a number of examples that express the unique forms and benefits of adopting Māori design thinking. One example is Te Oro Music and Arts Centre in Glen Innes, where Māori design is etched into the look, form and function of this community space.
How this can be done
Efforts can focus on:
- providing opportunities for mana whenua to partner, input and influence urban design within Auckland
- providing resources and guidance to apply Te Aranga Māori design principles for the development sector and Aucklanders
- requiring the application of Te Aranga Māori design principles in public development
- encouraging greater uptake of Te Aranga Māori design principles in private development
- supporting and advocating opportunities to showcase and protect Auckland's Māori identity, culture and heritage.
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