The brief – tell the story of Government House and the role of New Zealand’s Governors General in ways that are fitting and accessible to a diverse audience.
We provided – spatial design | graphic design | production & installation | delivery management
Hidden in the grounds of Government House, the light, bright visitor centre building was renovated in 2012 by Athfield Architects (alongside the House). We worked with the team at Government House to tell the human stories of the representatives of the Crown in ways that are relevant to a wide target audience – from school groups through to more mature visitors.
Audio-visual of the current Governor General welcomes visitors to the centre and introduces what it means to them to be Governor General.
The history of the role of Governor General, and the house, and the stories of day-to-day life for the staff and the current Governor General are told through updateable touchscreens and models that sit within the central exhibition space, overlooking the house and garden. The story of this place is told through a film, projected onto the wall of the original squash court – ball mark and all!