The Naidi Community have been without a space for 7 years, following the gradual decay of their previous hall, which was eventually deemed to be unsafe for use. As a result, The Naidi Community Hall was built to serve the village of 400 people and 75 households. CAUKIN Studio worked in partnership with The Jazmin Fund, a charitable arm of the Naqaqa Giving Foundation to realise the project. The Jazmin Fund, run by Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, brought a performing arts theme to the hall and its design, due to Jazmin’s career in music and performing arts.
The design takes the form of a theatre stage, crescendoing out to the front facade which faces towards the centre of the village green. The three large counter-weighted doors open to create a stage to host various performances like the ‘Meke’ - a Fijian traditional dance. The large ceiling height allows for a natural flow of air throughout the building which is released through hit-and-miss timber cladding under the roof, resulting in a space that can remain cool on the hottest days.