Te Ahu in Kaitaia New Zealand is a multifunctional facility providing modern, purpose built spaces for Kaitaia's library, museum, archive, i-Site, cafe and council services. The building also incorporates a community hall, performing arts theatre and cinema.
Story Inc develped the interior design, exhibition design and museum visitor experience. Human Dynamo Workshop produced two installations to their design. Where Journeys Begin - the flight of the godwits/Kuaka, in the main atrium and The Kauri Tree in the library.
Where Journeys Begin involved making and installing 110 perspex Kuaka (bar-tailed godwits). These hang from the ceiling of the Te Ahu Centre's atrium in a flight formation that mimics the migratory birds' annual journey to the northern hemisphere.