Gallery: Te Mirumiru is a Sweeping Green-Roofed Building that Combines ...

Based on traditional Maori design, Te Mirumiru by Collingridge and Smith Architects is a sweeping curvilinear building that undulates above and beneath the earth's surface. Covered in a lush green roof, the structure’s entrance seems to emerge from a passage in the side of a hill. A glass lined exterior coupled with the roof angle creates passive cooling and ventilation, saving on energy while respecting New Zealand’s traditions.

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