In 1991, the Community Design Studio was approached by the Onehunga (a suburb of Greater Auckland) Community Committee. The local Community House, housed in a historic school building did not adequately cater for the diverse functions it was being called upon to house, and was therefore not being fuilly utilised. The building lacked a formal Historic classification and as such was in danger of being demolished to make way for a modern replacement. The Onehunga Community were anxious to preserve the much-loved building, and therefore engaged the Community Design Studio to develop proposals for building modifications. This was done, while simultaneously, the students made a successful application to have the building given a formal Historic listing.
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