Lonnie Hutchinson | Architecture Now: 'Justice and Emergency Services Precinct'

Artist Lonnie Hutchinson’s Pikihuia i te ao, i te pō covers the glazing on the Durham Street face. The work represents the feathers of the lost huia – a poignant reminder of the consequences of neglecting to act with care – and provides beautiful patterning as a backdrop to these courtrooms while also ensuring privacy.


From outside, it has a three-dimensional effect caused by the layering of fritted glass. All artworks are by Ngāi Tahu artists and examples can be seen throughout the courts, from the patterning in the non-slip dots on the stairs to the tāniko designs in the timber ceiling panels.


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June 1, 2018