The Asia Pacific Trust is an organisation that promotes the mixed culture of New Zealanders and for a number of years have run the Asia Pacific Beauty Show. They provided us with a brief and together with other designers, we were asked to provide a concept plan to represent ‘our culture’. This complex is to be constructed on a yet to be found site close to the Auckland International Airport which will allow visitors to get a snap shot of New Zealand. The conceptual design has an entry hall with shops and food outlets, and extends to a 5000 seat conference centre. There will be garden walks featuring New Zealand native bush with cultural artwork pods. There is a lake with an alter and a chapel adjacent to hold a ceremony. The centre piece is an outdoor amphitheatre with benched seats on grass banks.