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Tawa City Builder Lab Challenge 2018

Kids of Tawa, we need you.

Do you have creativity? Do you like playing with Minecraft? Now is your chance to show off your

In this challenge you will have the chance to create your brand new space within Tawa. You will do this with Minecraft, a popular computer game where you can create anything you want out of building blocks.


Your challenge is to design a ‘corridor’ or ‘walkway’ to make it easy for people to move around and through Tawa from the railway station to the Main Road. You can also consider the route to Duncan Street and the schools on that side of the railway line.

This is the area you are allowed to build in.


We have set up a model of Tawa in Minecraft for you to work in using creative mode. The boundaries are Duncan Street, Cambridge Street, Surrey Street and Main Road.

You are free to use all Minecraft resources that are available, such as:

  • Land
  • Vegetation
  • Water
  • Light
  • Building Blocks for stairs, floors, walls and ceilings
  • Decoration Blocks
  • Transportation and Minecarts
  • Miscellaneous and Animals
  • Food

Use whatever the game offers you to build this space – have fun!


We want your ideas because this is your community too.  By playing in the Minecraft virtual world you will learn how to build public spaces in our cities.  We want to see your ideas used in the real world by Wellington City Council planners.

Public spaces are those places in the city where we can all freely come and go and enjoy. They are the heart of any community.  We believe that we, all together, must build our public spaces.


When you are designing your corridor think about making it a space for:

  • Peaceful living together
  • Respect for ourselves and each other
  • Promoting cultural expression
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • A place where you like to visit with your family.

You will need to consider whether your ideas are practical in the real world and can be enjoyed by ALL people in the community.


There will be two competition categories:

  • 6 to 12 years old
  • 13 to 18 years old. 

The best designs from each day will be published on the Tawa Technology Education Trust website for your friends and family to view and vote.

Each day we will select finalists by category and, at the end, a judging panel will select the best designs to reward winners and runners up in each category. 

All finalist designs will be considered by the Tawa Business Group and Wellington City Council planners when developing such a corridor.

The Council is treating this workshop as a trial and may use the process for other improvements around the city.

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