The new music and arts center, Te Oro, in Auckland, New Zealand combines ancient Polynesian and Maori culture with modern Alucobond aluminum composite material. The name, Te Oro, refers to the natural acoustics made from a nearby volcanic peak known as, Maungarei / Mount Wellington. Wind blows across the 440-foot volcanic peak creating the reverberation the building is named after. The shape of the building even resembles a giant wind instrument; symbolic for the ethnically diverse communities it serves. (more…)
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