Hawke’s Bay Airport’s new forecourt will be an introduction to the region and one that reflects the past, present and future of the region’s people and landscapes.
Work has already commenced on the forecourt and will continue through to when the new expanded terminal is officially opened in April next year.
Designed by local artist, Jacob Scott, from Mauvan Scott Architects, elements include three pou carved by a local carver, native planting and streetscape design, that incorporates espaliered grape vines and orchard trees to reflect the region’s rich primary industries.
A timber waharoa (gateway) projects in the shape of a beak from the mouth of the forecourt – welcoming passengers to our region. The waharoa and the roof-wings of the building reference the Kuaka or Bar-tailed godwit that fly from Alaska each year to feed in the nearby Ahuriri estuary.
First published by Hawke’s Bay App. Read the full article here.