Frank Averes built three spectacular models with a focus on building spaces that enhance community and cultural engagement. Details for each model follow:
- Rear half of Community Centre demolished (all salvageable materials recycled).
- Bridge Club either moved offsite, else becomes ‘anchor tenant’ to new Community Hall.
- Disability Services to move elsewhere within civic precinct.
- Central portion becomes two-story.
- Note all-ability lift (open windowed, so not ‘black box’ in event of power failure).
- All windows double-glazed for heat retention.
- Solar hot-water panels.
- Small roof top garden
- Used to illustrate to private property owners the concept of small self-contained garden units suitable for balconies, roof tops, concreted outdoor areas).
- Continued with existing crèche space (esp. outdoor play area).
New Community Hall
- Basketball court sized (also allows for netball, badminton, volley ball etc).
- ‘Sprung’ floor.
- Sensor driven auto directional / angular solar panels (they ‘follow the sun’) for maximum solar power generation.
- Smart windows; flicking a switch turns the windows opaque; minimises sun-strike.
- Whereas the smart windows are non-opening, the shuttered vents at the end of the hall are electronically controlled to allow natural ventilation.
- Has an emphasis on teaching traditional Maori arts and crafts in an authentic Maori setting.
- Observe Rākau sticks; poi toa; wood carving;
- Uses power generated @ Community Centre.
- Proximity to Community Centre enables efficiencies of resources, by using community centre facilities (e.g. kitchen / mass dining; indoor fun space in hall).
- Grey-water tanks collect rainwater from the roof.
- ‘VIP’ Martin Jetpack parking outside Community Hall.
- RCUs (Robotic Cleaning Units) that sense discarded rubbish and pickup.These contain ‘fuzzy logic’ to discern where people are sitting and eating/drinking, and therefore manoeuvre close to people may need a bin.
- Street lights are all solar powered.
- Includes infrared backup to ‘source’ power remotely (remote electrical devices, that don’t require actual plug-in, but ‘receive’ electrical power) from Community Centre.
- Buses: Mana buses ‘converted’ to driverless electric buses.
- Doors moved to a central position to aid faster ingress / egress, also lowest portion of floor for all-ability access.