Now in its third year, the Brick Bay Folly Project challenges young and emerging New Zealand architects to explore the concept of a ‘folly’ – an architectural structure with no discernible purpose. 

Te Takitaki is the resulting collaboration from the highly creative architects Sophie Edwards,  Jayne Kersten, Tom Dobinson , George Grieve and interior landscaper, Winston Dewhirst. This Folly takes inspiration from the Māori palisade, fortifying and keeping watch over a key piece of land. Wrapping around a hidden interior, with glimpses of carved figures within, the visitor is not only the approaching stranger, but also the protected occupant upon entry into Te Takitaki.

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, open daily 10am-5pm. Further information about the Sculpture Trail here.