Charity group Sustainable Coastlines today launched a crowd-funding campaign to help complete The Flagship Education Centre – a unique and ambitious re-locatable building planned for Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.
The campaign, run throughout the month of November through the Kickstarter website, asks supporters to make small or large contributions to help raise the $60,000 critically needed to finish this exciting project — in return for a range of rewards. When completed, The Flagship could be the most sustainable building in New Zealand.
Made almost entirely from upcycled and salvaged materials, this purpose-built event, education and training space will be a showcase for sustainability, bringing a range of creative and inspiring projects to the area. Open to the public, The Flagship will grace the corner of Beaumont and Madden Streets from this summer.
After establishing the first stage of the education centre in April this year, Sustainable Coastlines now has final consents and is ready to complete the final stage of building. It simply needs supporters to help jump this final hurdle.
The funding from this campaign will ensure that the charity can reach its ambitious goal of registering the centre as a fully-certified ‘Living Building’ – the world’s most rigorous sustainable building certification.
The building is modular and transportable; designed to be moved to a new site after its time in Wynyard Quarter. The plans and strategy behind it will be open-sourced, creating a sustainable construction solution that can benefit communities globally.
The project also has a strong social output, with over 2,500 pallets repurposed with assistance from Community Work offenders in partnership with the Department of Corrections. Salvaged timber and shipping containers have also been modified in the workshops of Auckland Prison, where offenders receive qualifications that are aimed to reduce re-offending and the associated burden on taxpayers.
The ideal location for this transitional project has been made possible by the landowner Panuku Development Auckland, whose assistance in making the site available and collaboration has helped make its concept a reality.
The centre represents a major step for Sustainable Coastlines in its mission to help people look after waterways and coastlines by significantly increasing its ability to deliver the large-scale training and education needed.
Sustainable Coastlines would like to acknowledge project partners for their generous support, in particular to Panuku Development Auckland, Samsung, Department of Corrections, Benefitz, Singapore Airlines, Jasmax, Frequency Projects, Holmes Consulting Group, Holmes Farsight, Thorburn Consultants, Berry Simons Environmental Law, Livefirm, StructurFlex, AECOM, Hawkins, Nuralite, Downer, Perry Metal Protection, Green Vision Recycling, Black Interiors, Waitematā Local Board, Firth, Woods, Assetcare, Resene, Abodo, Pure By Plants, Tanks A Lot, Aqua Go, Inject Design, Greenwood Associates, Mainfreight, GWE Consulting, Ngati Whatua Orakei, NDY, Sitka, Ecoglo, 90 Seconds, Cosgroves, Eventbase, SC Johnson, Yakka Demolition, Spax Pacific, Rapid Rent a Fence, Ward Demolition, Premium Flooring, WSP Group, Nexans, Firestone GeoGard, Bioloo and Jucebox.
We are also looking for partners to get behind The Flagship Education Centre project and help us build the most sustainable building in New Zealand. In return we acknowledge our supporters with a huge range of unique, high-value brand alignment and media exposure opportunities. Find out more at the link below.