Accelerating innovation by enabling world-class talent to work together under one roof

Te Ohu Rangahau Kai - Joint Food Science Facility

Te Ohu Rangahau Kai provides the research front door to the food HQ. As a joint facility, the brief came with one clear objective – to accelerate innovation by enabling world-class talent to work together under one roof.
The external form is wrapped in a veil of 14m-high, free spanning posts that provides a conceptual ‘shelterbelt’. Delivering shading to the naturally ventilated office areas of the building
The main open stair is utilised as an air chimney to support natural ventilation system
The building features technical spaces with tightly controlled temperature and humidity environments 
A diagram in efficiency, Te Ohu Rangahau Kai is surrounded by an external veil of impossibly long and slender posts that lift the simple form beyond the functional. Sitting amid the leafy Massey campus and with extensive natural views, this innovative building will service the generation of research and development for many years to come.
NZIA Western Architecture Awards Jury
Part of Massey University’s strategy is that all our campuses will be innovation ecosystems, operated in partnerships founded in respect, trust and mutual benefit. This facility epitomises those goals we have set for ourselves and our partners.
Professor Jan Thomas - Massey Vice-Chancellor

Collective Effort

Collective Effort

Rodney Sampson
Head of Design, Principal
Catherine O’Hare
Senior Associate
Jake Nash
Senior Associate
Ralph Roberts
2021 New Zealand Institute of Architects Western Awards –Education