- The proposal embraces the Māori cultural values related to Whakapapa and Tohu.
- The designer engages in understanding the needs, expectations and aspirations of the local community.
The distinctive identity of a particular place results from many factors, including built form, people, activity and history. For Auckland, part of this identity comes from the history and narratives of mana whenua (Māori who have tribal links to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland). Engagement with these people provides an opportunity to shape our built environment to reflect our particular position as a city in the South Pacific.