Whakahirahira – a modern concrete celebration

Local traffic at Whakahirahira

It is totally fitting that Whakahirahira is my home-from-home while I’m on the ANZAC Memorial Bridge Fellowship. The house in modern and wonderfully luxurious, and I have been very well looked after by hosts Andi and Gray.

Located not too far from the bridge itself, the house incorporates a number of concrete features – including polished concrete flooring (with underfloor heating!) and a mix of polished and unpolished feature slabs around the pool. The use of coloured aggregate adds an interesting mosaic to the finished surfaces – a feature that ANZAC Memorial Bridge engineer Alfred Falkner and Normandell’s Christopher Burton undoubtedly would have appreciated.

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