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Tai Ropiha + Adrian McGregor
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:32:26

The Maitland Riverlink building crystallises new value for the regional centre Maitland, both in terms of its identity and its assets. The project supports a revitalisation of the central business precinct, extending it beyond the main street to the river.

In this talk, Tai Ropiha is joined by Adrian McGregor (McGregor Coxall) to look at the the city project as a whole and to reveal the long process of developing and realising this 'public living room' for the Maitland community.

This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
At the completion of this course you will:

  • Gain insight into the benefits of a close collaborative approach to appropriate civic projects

  • Understand how history can have significant impacts on communities like Maitland
  • Understand how good town planning can transform local and visitor usage of a town centre and reinvogotate the whole town
  • Appreciate the design development processes that CHROFI undertake to achieve outstanding architectural outcomes
  • Hear firsthand how Tai & Adrian applied their respective strengths to develop design excellence to the benefit of the town of Maitland
  • Appreciate the detail of this multiple award-winning project.

              Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • PRESENTER
              • FORMAL CPD/CPE POINTS

              • CHROFI

                CHROFI was founded in 2000 as Choi Ropiha following the win in the international competition for the re-design of the TKTS booth in Times Square, New York. The practice studio in Manly is now home to a team of 35 professionals headed by directors John Choi, Tai Ropiha and Steven Fighera.

                Completed in 2008, the TKTS project has been widely recognised with awards including 2006 New York Art Commission Award2009 D & AD Award Environment Category2009 World Architectural Festival Award, 2009 People’s Design Award Nomination, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, 2009 Chicago Athenaeum Architecture Award, 2009 AIA Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture, and 2010 American Institute of Architects, National Honors Award for Architecture, and has been cited as New York's Building of the Decade