2019 shortlists

Naidi Community Hall
by Caukin Studio

This wooden cultural hall was built by Caukin Studio for a small village in Fiji to replace the previous structure that was destroyed by a cyclone in 2016.

Called Naidi Community Hall, the structure serves the 400 residents of Naidi on Vanau Levu, the second-largest island in Fiji. Architecture collective Caukin Studio worked alongside the Naidi Village community and international volunteers to build the hall after the Fijian village had been without one for seven years. The collaborative design process began six months before construction began and included input from the community at every stage.  The high-ceilinged flat-roofed structure consists of a single open-plan room with three doors at the entrance that open to create a stage for performances. Unglazed clerestory windows also feature along each side of the room to maximise air flow. Built in just eight weeks, the hall provides a space for the community to come together for meetings, celebrations, weddings, funerals and traditional Fijian dance performances.

Architect: Caukin Studio
Project: Naidi Community Hall
Shortlisted for: Small building

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