Te Mounga - Our Mountain

 

In 2015 we teamed up with Design+Space, and Storybox to create Te Mounga at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth. 

The space is designed around a three-dimensional perception of the Mounga rather than a literal representation. Triangular forms mirror the faces and angles of the mountainside. The shard-like shapes provide space for multiple viewpoints within a single visually coherent entity. The dispersed ceiling forms echo the dynamic geological nature of the volcano, with its layers of magma and tephra. These ceiling elements break through the boundaries of the exhibition, reflecting its dynamic nature. The surfaces allow for light and colour to be projected onto them.