Also Panuku have a competition for you
The writing of identity with Manukau City Centre comes perfectly in line with Panuku running a competition on what they call ‘The Face of Manukau.’
Manukau is unlike any other place in New Zealand. With a strong Maori heritage, its position as the world’s Pasifika hub, and its creative and economic potential – it should be the thriving heart and soul of the south.
Over the next 20 years, Manukau’s metropolitan centre will be transformed.
There is genuine desire to create a vibrant, family-friendly centre that reflects and celebrates south Auckland’s diverse cultures.
Panuku Development Auckland wants your help as it builds the Manukau story – what’s important to you, what would you love about the place, what is it missing like to see/do in the town centre. What is the face of Manukau?
It might be a place, or a face. It could be a sound, a saying, a song or a culture.
Post your ideas by uploading videos, song, text, illustration or whatever it might be, and tell us… what is the face of Manukau?
If selected your work could feature in documents to promote Manukau’s transformation or help inspire the design of buildings and spaces.
There is $5000 to share among participants.
Description of the remuneration
7 selections will receive $500 each.
Extra support will be distributed out.
Every upload gets $5
Launched on: 12/05/2016
Deadline: 1 July 2016
I have sent up two pieces of concept work already both around The Face of Manukau (so identity) and The Meeting Place (economic participation and quality of life) for Panuku to consider as part of their competition they have going.
The first one was around a site specific for Manukau: The Meeting Place of the South:
The short description:
The Face of the Future with Manukau, what will it be as The Heart and Soul of the South.
So using the above as a way of improving the quality of life in the South through increased economic participation in this case driven by development and mass transit investment.
The second one looks at the many faces of the South coming together:
Manukau City Centre, the heart and soul of the South.
That concept art gelling together everything that gives the identity the South would attach to its soul and heart – Manukau City Centre.
But as the second concept art showed: “Manukau has a story to tell and we all need to be part of that story.”
So tell me and tell Panuku who keep an eye on the blog your story of; what is the face of Manukau and what is the identity you might attach to it.