The New Zealand Architecture Awards were held on Friday night, and one of the winners was the designer of the stunning Lesieli Tonga Auditorium in Mangere.

The jury said of the building: "Under the vast blanket of a frangipani-patterned ceiling - the building's singular gesture -  more than 1,500 congregants can gather for feasts and festivities, celebrations and commemorations. The robust building admirably meets its users' needs, and is testament to its architect's determination and the depth of his community engagement."

The architect was Michael O'Sullivan of Bull Sullivan Architects, who tells us about the project.

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