Tourist Centre at Tirau. Waikato. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 37° 58.632 E 175° 45.376
60H E 390767 N 5795985
Quick Description: Tirau, a Waikato farming town, has a wonderfully unique Information Centre housed in a Quonset Hut building in the shape of a dog, which was built to complement the sheep-shaped building which houses a wool and craft shop.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/18/2009 5:37:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM6M2A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
Views: 9

Long Description:
Tirau is a small farming town with an increasing number of antique and art and craft shops.
Tirau’s information centre is housed an a unique building of corrugated iron shaped as a dog, built to complement the sheep-shaped building next door that is home to a wool and craft shop.
Corrugated iron is a classic New Zealand building material, but it can also be a creative medium. Tirau has become the "corrugated Iron Town", the construction of the large corrugated iron buildings that house the Information Centre and Big Sheep Wool Gallery started a trend towards corrugated iron shop signage. The signs are produced locally, provide a fantastic talking point for visitors, and now adorn most of the businesses in town.
Additions:
Front entrances added to both huts to form animal heads in the shape of a dog and sheep.


Hut Type: Quonset Redesign

Year of fabrication (if known): 1998

Is the Quonset Hut currently in use?: Yes

Physical Address:
State Highway 1.
Tirau., North Is. New Zealand.


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