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Proposed redevelopment of the Wairoa Centennial Library & Archive


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RFx ID : 24464812
Tender Name : Proposed redevelopment of the Wairoa Centennial Library & Archive
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 25 June 2021 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 16 July 2021 6:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Registration of Interest (ROI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 95120000 - Permanent buildings and structures
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Luke Knight
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Purpose of Expressions of Interest
Wairoa District Council (WDC) needs a new home for its extraordinary archive collection. We’re proposing to achieve this with an extension to the much-loved, modernist gem that is Wairoa’s Centennial Library.
The goal is a community asset that encourages public access to information, literature, heritage and cultural resources managed by Council. The Library Archive building, greenspace and riverfront will be collectively treasured as a public space, enhancing the social wellbeing of the Wairoa District community.

The Library Archive redevelopment represents the most significant civic building project for Wairoa since the original library was built in 1960. A budget up to $6M is identified for this project, from Council and anticipated external funding. Council is seeking cost-effective solutions that consider long-term operational efficiency and flexibility of use for this landmark civic building.

Construction is anticipated for 2023.

This call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) is intended to identify the best architects to develop this concept. From the EoI stage, a shortlist will be identified to work directly with Council with a Request for Proposal. From these Council will select a successful architect to work with the community, artist collaborator and key staff to develop the project through final design and ultimately construction.

Shortlisted proposals will have the opportunity to further develop concepts for presentation to Council. Council has allocated up to $30,000 to develop three concepts for Council and Community consideration. Additional funds are allocated to develop the preferred concept to final approval with the chosen architect.

Proposals should respect the historical significance of project site, Manukanui, and the existing library building. Applicants will undertake to collaborate with a Council appointed artist of national significance suggested for the project by mana whenua. Proposals should reference relevant experience demonstrate a capacity to work well in a team environment and successfully engage with stakeholders.