Moemoeā; to have a dream, to have a vision.
TOA, Tamaki Makaurau Office Architecture, is about Strength, Bravery and Cutting New Ground.
TOA approach architecture differently. We value the Tangata – People; Whenua – our Land and its history; Aroha – Heart; and Wairua – Spirit. These are the concepts that inspire our architecture. And TOA takes seriously its role as Kaitiaki - Guardians of our clients' and communities' projects, as well as the wider environment.
We believe in the significant influence the built environment has on our minds and our lives. Successful buildings go beyond providing shelter to contribute a delight that enriches our lives and enhances the landscapes buildings arise from.
"I te pō o tētahi rangi noa ake ka moemoeā a Kauhika, he whaea nō Te Rangi-kai-kore tēnei, he wahine moemoe hoki taua kuia / During the night of quite a different day, Kauhika, who was an aunt of Te Rangi-kai-kore, and a dreamer of dreams, had a vision."
- Journal of Polynesian Society, 1919:92