︎︎︎    PROJECT ATTEMPTED IN   2020 
The role of water in a neo-liberal society is gradually being commodified, it’s characteristics both as a spiritual/joyous life force and that as a utilitarian life force – Te Mauri O Te Wai – has eventually reduced in value. Although water is essential to the mind and body it is being capitalized as a tool and resource – this project seeks to create an architectural response to reconnect water’s Mauri to the local community. By giving water or wai a public presence it will  be beneficial to the local community by extending its communal functions on site. Water is further explored architecturally, to evoke emotive, cultural and spiritual connections. The response will facilitate an infrastructure for water or modern Puna to be welcomed (captured), resided (stored) and donated (supply).